Kathrin Gollwitzer

Kathrin Gollwitzer

Feodor Lynen Postdoc Fellow

k_gollwitzer@hotmail.com

Kathrin Gollwitzer-Oh is currently a Feodor Lynen – Postdoc Fellow at UC Berkeley through January 2018. Her research and teaching interests include early modern German literature, premodern history of thought and knowledge, textual criticism and premodern narratology. After employment as research fellow at the University of Zurich from 2008 – 2010 and at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich from 2010-2015, she completed her dissertation on history and narration in Rudolf von Ems’ Alexander romance at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in 2013. Kathrin Gollwitzer-Oh received a fellowship by the Bavarian Government to pursue her habilitation. Kathrin Gollwitzer-Oh has been awarded a Feodor Lynen Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on her current research project “Broken systems – established norms“ a poetical and narratological history of the deviant in premodern literature, investigating the poetics and cultural significance of deviant phenomena portrayed through literature. She has been published on pro- and epilogues of courtly epics, imagination and memoria in courtly lovesongs, premodern conceptual and intellectual history as well as the relation between the sacred and violence in Early Medieval literature. Throughout her graduate career she has had the opportunity to teach a broad range of courses in undergraduate and graduate programs at universities in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and the US, focussing on premodern German literature.