Paul Michael Lützeler
1 Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1104
St. Louis, MO 63130
Paul Michael Lützeler is the Rosa May Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis. He studied German and English Literature, Philosophy, and History in Berlin, Edinburgh, Vienna, Munich and Indiana University where he received his PhD in 1972.
Professor Lützeler is the author of Hermann Broch. A Biography, a book that appeared in German, English, Spanish, and Japanese, and received the DAAD Prize of the German Studies Association. He is the editor of the Collected Works of Hermann Broch. He wrote three books on the idea of Europe in German and European literature, as well as seven other books on topics of 19th and 20th century German literature and edited many volumes in his areas of research. He is the editor in chief of the yearbook, Gegenwartsliteratur (2002 ff), and serves on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals. He is the director of the Max Kade Center for Contemporary German Literature at Washington University’s German Department. He received Washington University's Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award twice. He is also the recipient of Washington University`s Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award.
He teaches both in the German Department as well as in European Studies and the Comparative Literature Program. His research and teaching interests include German and European Romanticism, German/Austrian-Jewish exile literature, contemporary German literature, German American cultural relations, contemporary scholarly discourses (postmodernism, postcolonialism, globalization), and cultural studies in general. He received many fellowships (e.g., Fulbright, Woodrow Wilson, ACLS, Guggenheim) and awards both for his research and his teaching; he is an honorary member of the AATG and received the AATG's Outstanding Educator Award; he received the German Cross of Merit 1st class and the Austrian Cross of Honor in Arts and Sciences 1st class, the Goethe Medal, and the Humboldt-Forschungspreis; he is a member of two German academies, and of the Academia Europaea; President of the International Hermann Broch Society; on the Executive Committee of the Gesellschaft fuer interkulturelle Germanistik; as well as President of the American Friends of the German Literary Archive in Marbach.
For further bio-bibliographical information see the American and the German Wikipedia entries about Paul Michael Lützeler.
Contemporary discourses in the humanities, contemporary German literature, exile literature 1933-1945, German and European Romanticism, literature and culture of the 1920s, the literary discourse on Europe
Kontinentalisierung: Das Europa der Schriftsteller. Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 2007.
Bürgerkrieg global. Menschenrechtsethos und deutschsprachiger Gegenwartsroman (2009)
Transatlantische Germanistik : Kontakt, Transfer, Dialogik (2013)
Publizistische Germanistik: Essays und Kritiken (2015)
Spring 2017 Courses