Stephen Jaeger Lecture, Apr 12

As part of the Bonwit-Heine Lecture Series, Stephan Jaeger will speak on “The Artistic Writing of History: Performances of the Past on the Edge between Historiography and Literature”.

Stephan Jaeger has studied German and English literature at the University of Bielefeld and written his dissertation with Karl Heinz Bohrer on the theory of poetry. He has taught at the universities of Bielefeld, Giessen, and Szczecin (formerly Stettin, Poland), and he is spending this academic year as research fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

His current research deals with the aesthetics of writing history in 18th century British and German historiography. In addition to his dissertation, he has co-edited a book on the performativity of language around 1800 and published several articles dealing with historical narrativity.