Lore Knapp, born in 1983 in Braunschweig, studied German Literature, Musicology and Theater Studies at Freie Universität Berlin and Violoncello at the Universität der Künste Berlin. She worked as a Student Assistant in the Collaborative Research Centre Aesthetic Experience and the Dissolution of Artistic Limits. In 2008 she completed her Magister Artium in German Literature with a thesis about Religion and Eros in the Poem “Hymnen an die Nacht” of Novalis.
In 2012/13 Lore Knapp has concluded her doctoral studies at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies (Freie Universität Berlin). Her thesis is entitled Formen des Kunstreligiösen. Peter Handke - Christoph Schlingensief.
In 2013 was is a Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of German and Dutch at Cambridge University and served as a lecturer at the Institut für Deutsche Literatur of the Humboldt Universität Berlin, at the Institut für deutsche und niederländische Philologie of the Freie Universität Berlin as well as at the Peter Szondi-Institut of the Freie Universität Berlin.
2014 she joint the German Department of Universität Bielefeld.