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Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kasten

Dr. phil. habil., Professor of German Language and Literature at Berlin Free University since 1987.

Research Areas:

Active in the field of Cultural/Literary History of Emotions, with the following major areas:

  • Comparative Studies in Medieval German and French Literature
  • Emotions in the literature of the Middle Ages
  • Gender in the literature of the Middle Ages
  • Performativity and the Body



Deutscher Germanistenverband; Advisory Board of ‚Literaturwissenschaftliche Symposien’ Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; Interdisciplinary Centre ‚Middle Ages – Renaissance – Frühe Neuzeit; Member of the Special Research Area ‚Kulturen des Performativen’; Initiator of the Studies for the European Master Degree ‚Literature of the Middle Ages in the European Context’; Comité Cientifico del Grupo de Investigación Filología Alemana’; Editorial Board: „Trends in Medieval Philology“, edited by de Gruyter/Berlin; Principal Investigator in the Cluster „Languages of Emotion“ and Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies.


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