Dr. Hanna Engelmeier

Academic Career

2018 – present: Researcher and Lecturer [wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin] at Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut | Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities

2016 – 2018: Researcher and Lecturer [wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin], Academic Coordinator, Schreibszene Frankfurt. Poetik, Publizistik und Performanz von Gegenwartsliteratur [The Scene of Writing in Frankfurt. Poetics, Publication and Performance of Contemporary Literature, funded by Volkswagen Foundation], Goethe University, Frankfurt

2016: Research Fellow, IFK Vienna, Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften [International Research Center for Cultural Studies]

2015 – 2017: Global Young Faculty, Fellowship awarded by the Stiftung Mercator, Ruhr University Bochum

2014 – 2016: Scientific Coordinator of the Research Group Medien und Mimesis [Media and Mimesis, funded by the German Research Foundation/DFG], Researcher and Lecturer [wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin], Unit: Mindere Mimesis [Minor Mimesis], Research Group Media and Mimesis, Ruhr University, Bochum

2014: Doctor of Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Institute for Cultural History and Theory, Humboldt University, Berlin. Dissertation: Der Mensch, der Affe. Anthropologische Konstruktionen 1850-1900 [Man, the Ape. Anthropological Constructions 1850-1900]

2012 – 2014: Researcher and Lecturer [wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin], Institute of Media Studies, Chair Prof. Dr. Friedrich Balke, Ruhr University, Bochum

2012: Research Fellowship, Kolleg Friedrich Nietzsche, Weimar

2012 – 2013: Doctoral Researcher [wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin], Department of Media Studies, Chair Prof. Dr. Friedrich Balke, Bauhaus University, Weimar

2010: Visiting Scholar, German Department, University of California, Berkeley/USA, grant from the German Academic Exchange Service


Research Interests

  • Historic Anthropology
  • Mimesis
  • Prose in the Humanities
  • Contemporary Literature
  • History of Media

Publications (Selection)

  • (forthcoming June 2019): Für, mit, und gegen Auerbach. Über den Umgang mit einer philologischen Standardreferenz. In: Comparatio 11 (1), 2019. [The paper reflects on the uses of Auerbach’s modes of reading in various founding scenes of philological paradigms].
  • (forthcoming June 2019): Eileen Myles: Ich komme nicht dahinter. In: Sprache im technischen Zeitalter, 6/2019. [An introduction to the work of Eileen Myles to the German readership, with a focus on autobiographical writing].
  • October 2019: (ed.): Epistemologie der Gruppe. Forschungsperspektiven 1920-1990. Sonderheft von Mittelweg 36, 28. Jahrgang, H. 4-5 (with David Kuchenbuch and Timo Luks). [Proceedings of the conference on epistemologies of the group].
  • 2017: (ed.): Antiakademismus. Sonderheft von Mittelweg 36, 26. Jahrgang, H. 4-5, Hamburg: Hamburger Edition HIS (with Philipp Felsch) [Proceedings of the conference on anti-academicism].
  • 2016: Der Mensch, der Affe. Anthropologie und Darwin-Rezeption in Deutschland, 1850-1900. Köln und Wien: Böhlau. [The book discusses the evolution of anthropology in Germany during the first wave of Darwinism].

Please find a complete list of publications here.