Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board councils the members of the Graduate School. Once a year the Advisory Board meets at Berlin to discuss the development of the school with the scholarshipholders and the main Board in separated sessions. The Advisory Board's members take also part in the annual conference of the FSGS and support actively the management during the preparations in a consultative capacity.


Aris Fioretos

Professor of Aesthetics at Södertörn University in Stockholm, comparatist, writer and translator  

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Albert Guerard Professor of Literature, Department of French and Italian Literature and Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford University, U.S.A.

Kenichi Mishima

Professor of Philosophie, Tokyo Keizai Universität, Dr. h. c. Freie Universität Berlin

Glenn W. Most

Professore di filologia greca, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italia

Jean-Marie Schaeffer

Directeur de recherche, Centre national de la recherche scientifique; Directeur d’études,École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris

Janet A. Walker

Professor of Comparative Literature, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

David Wellbery

LeRoy T. and Margaret Deffenbaugh Carlson University Professor, Department of Germanic Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Chicago, U.S.A.

Former Members

Elisabeth Bronfen

Professor of English and American Literature, English Seminar, University Zurich, Switzerland 

Nicholas Boyle

Schröder Professor of German, Department of German and Dutch, University of Cambridge, UK