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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ansgar Nünning

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Department of English and American Literature and Culture

Otto-Behaghel-Straße 10 B

35394 Gießen

Room: B 330

Phone: +49 641 - 99 30180

Fax: +49 641 - 99 30189


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Elena Manzetti

Room: B 331

Phone : +49 641 - 99 30182


Office hours are only from Monday - Wednesday!

About Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ansgar Nünning
Ansgar Nünning has been Professor of English and American Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Giessen, Germany since 1996. He is the founding director of the Giessen Graduate School for the Humanities and of the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) as well as the academic director of the International PhD Program (IPP) “Literary and Cultural Studies” and a member of the Collaborative Research Centre “Memory Cultures.”
Prof. Ansgar Nünning, Founding Director of the GGK/GCSC, received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Stockholm in 2017. An internationally renowned scholar, he was awarded this degree in respect of his distinguished contributions in the field of literary and cultural studies as well as his leading role in the reformation and internationalization of PhD education. Since 2008, the University of Stockholm has been one of the five European network partners in the PhDnet Literary and Cultural Studies. Photo: Niklas Björling/Stockholm University
The Value of Literature

Prof. Nünning’s guest lecture at the Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Studium Generale (ZAK) of the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) (28.01.2021) can be found here:

„Wie wollen wir in Zukunft leben? Der Wert der Literatur im 21. Jahrhundert“


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Office hours: sign up via email Prof. Dr. Nünning or via phone +49 641 - 99 30182.


Current teaching materials: see Stud.IP

Term papers are based on: Departmental Stylesheet