Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, PhD

Albert Guerard Professor of Literature, Emeritus
Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus
Professor of French and Italian, Emeritus
Professor, by courtesy, of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Emeritus
Professor, by courtesy, of German Studies, Emeritus
Affiliated faculty at The Europe Center

112 Pigott Hall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

(650) 723-2904 (voice)

Research Interests

Medieval "literature" and culture; Spanish, French, German, and (to a lesser extent) Italian literatures since the Renaissance; Argentinian and Brazilian literatures in the 19th and 20th centuries; Aesthetics; History of Ideas, History of Scholarship.


Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht is the Albert Guérard Professor in Literature, Emeritus (since 2018) , in the Departments of Comparative Literature and French and Italian. During the past two decades, he has received twelve honorary doctorates from universities in seven different countries. While Gumbrecht continues to be a Catedratico Visitante Permanente at the University of Lisbon and became a Presidential Professor at the Hebrew University (Jerusalem) in 2020, he continues to work on two long-term book projects at Stanford: "Phenomenology of the Human Voice" and "Provinces -- a Historical Approach."

Stanford Affiliations

Comparative Literature

Other Affiliations

Department of French and Italian