Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

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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)


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."