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Prof. Dr. Uwe Wirth


  • Board Member
  • Spokesperson of Section 5
Prof. Dr. Uwe Wirth



Department of German Studies

Chair of Literature and Cultural Studies, Justus Liebig University Giessen
    Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10/b, Philosophikum I, House B, Room 142a
    35394 Giessen
    Tel: 0641-9929090
    Fax: 0641-9929099
    Short Biography

    • 2005 Habilitation at Goethe University Frankfurt about editorial framing in German literature around 1800
    • 1997 PhD at Goethe University Frankfurt about theories of humour ("Diskursive Dummheit. Abduktion und Komik als Grenzphänomene des Verstehens")
    • 1992 – 1993 DAAD-Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley (Department of Philosophy and Department of German Literature)
    Main Research Interests

    • Semiotics, pragmatism, and abductive inference
    • Performativity theory
    • Media theory (with a focus on hypertextuality)
    • German literature around 1800
    • Philosophy of culture
    • Theory and history of science
    • Greffologie