Sebastian Weirauch

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Sebastian Weirauch

  • Visiting Student Researcher, The Europe Center

Encina Hall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

Biography

Sebastian Weirauch studied German and European Literature, Sociology, and Political Science at the Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule-Aachen. He also studied Literary Writing at Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig. In 2018 his graduate thesis "'Gegen Ironie sind sie machtlos' ‒ Eine medienkritische Untersuchung von Elfriede Jelineks subversiver Rhetorik" ("'When it comes to irony, they are powerless' ‒ A media critique of Elfriede Jelinek's subversive rhetoric") was published by Königshausen & Neumann and later reviewed in Austrian Studies Vol. 27.

From 2014 until 2018 he worked as Lecturer at RWTH-Aachen, where he specialized in Bruno Schulz, Walter Benjamin, Herta Müller and E.T.A. Hoffmann. From 2018-2020 he has worked as a research associate on a project initialized by Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Treichel at the University of Leipzig and the Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig, where he digitalized and edited the archive of the GDR`s Institute for Literary Writing ‘Johannes R. Becher’ (1955-1993). The corresponding digital publication is now available on sachsen.digital; the Anthology was released in 2020.  

Recent scientific publications include articles on  “Heinrich von Kleist's Novella Die Verlobung in St. Domingo. Literatur und Politik im globalen Kontext um 1800”, in German Studies Review, the journal of the German Studies Association, Volume 39, Number 2, May 2016;  and “Isn't this war already? Feminism and '1968' in Elfriede Jelinek's early novel bukolit.hörroman" in the Journal for Gender Studies and Visual Culture (2018). In 2020 he published the Anthology "Experimentierfeld Schreibschule: Texte aus dem Literaturinstitut der DDR 'Johannes R. Becher' 1955-1993" (Wallstein-Verlag) with the extensive commentary: "die götter fahren auf dem förderband immer im kreis" ‒ Literarische Abschlussarbeiten aus dem Literaturinstitut der DDR "Johannes R. Becher" 1955-1993 zwischen regelpoetischer Normierung und künstlerischem Eigensinn.