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August Wilhelm von Schlegel Visiting Professorship for Translation

The August Wilhelm von Schlegel Visiting Professorship for translation was established in 2007. This visiting professorship is funded by the Deutscher Übersetzerfonds e.V. and is assigned to literary translators. The laureates are asked to critically reflect upon literary translation as genre sui generis. This includes theories and methods of translation, comparative textual analysis, and the role of translation in cultural and literary transmission over the centuries. During the winter term each visiting professor teaches a course for which undergraduate and graduate students can receive credits.

Karin Betz is the Visiting Professor in the winter term 2021/22.

List of past Visiting Professors

Wintersemester 2020/21: Andreas Tretner
Wintersemester 2019/20: Uljana Wolf
Wintersemester 2018/19: Gabriele Leupold
Wintersemester 2017/18: Esther Kinsky
Wintersemester 2016/17: Christian Hansen
Wintersemester 2015/16: Frank Heibert
Wintersemester 2014/15: Anne Birkenhauer
Wintersemester 2013/14: Elisabeth Edl
Wintersemester 2012/13: Rosemarie Tietze
Wintersemester 2011/12: Dr. Olaf Kühl

Wintersemester 2010/11: Susanne Lange
Wintersemester 2009/10: Stefan Weidner
Wintersemester 2008/09: Burkhart Kroeber
Wintersemester 2007/08: Frank Günther