Jost Hermand

German

Emeritus

jhermand@wisc.edu

Office Number: 854 Van Hise Hall


Language(s): German, English

Research/Language Interests: German literature.

Education:
• 1940-45 – Paul von Hindenburg Realgymnasium (Berlin-Wilmersdorf), Kirchenpopowo, Groß-Ottingen, and Sulmierschütz (NS-Warthegau)
• 1946-49 – Realgymnasium 1 (Kassel)
• 1950-56 – University of Marburg (German Language and Literature, Philosophy, History, and Art History)
• 1955 – Dr. phil. summa cum laude, University of Marburg
• 1956 – Staatsexamen, University of Marburg

Teaching Position:

– 1958-61: Assistant Professor of German, University of Wisconsin-Madison
– 1961-63: Associate Professor of German, University of Wisconsin-Madison
– 1963-67: Professor of German, University of Wisconsin-Madison
– 1967-2004: William F. Vilas Research Professor of German, University of Wisconsin-Madison
– 2003- Present: Honorary Professor, Humboldt University of Berlin
– 2004- Present: William F. Vilas Emeritus Research Professor of German, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Visiting Appointments:

– 1967 – Harvard University (in German Literature)
– 1971 – University of Texas-Austin (in German Literature)
– 1976 – Free University of West Berlin (in German Literature)
– 1978 – University of Bremen (in German Literature)
– 1981 – University of Gießen (in German Literature)
– 1981/82 – University of Marburg (in Art History)
– 1986 – University of Essen (in Musicology and German Literature)
– 1987 – University of Marburg (in Art History)
– 1988 – University of Kassel (in Art History)
– 1989 – University of Freiburg (in German Literature)
– 1991 – University of Marburg (in German Literature and Art History)
– 1993 – University of Potsdam (in German-Jewish History)
– 1994 – University of Oldenburg (in German Literature)
– 1994 – Free University of Berlin (in German Literature and History of Communications)
– 1998 – University of Munich (in German Literature)
– 2000 – University of Cologne (in German Literature)
– 2001 – Humboldt University of Berlin (in German Literature)
– 2003 – Humboldt University of Berlin (in German Literature)
– 2004 – Humboldt University of Berlin (in German Literature)
– 2005 – Humboldt University of Berlin (in German Literature)
– 2006 – Humboldt University of Berlin (in German Literature)
– 2007 – Humboldt University of Berlin (in German Literature)
– 2008 – Humboldt University of Berlin (in German Literature)
– 2009 – Humboldt University of Berlin (in German Literature)
– 2011 – Humboldt University of Berlin (in German Literature)
– 2012 – Humboldt University of Berlin (in German Literature)
– 2013 – Humboldt University of Berlin (in German Literature)

Publications:

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Awards:

– 1956 Marburg University Prize for Distinguished Dissertation
– 1962/63 American Council of Learned Societies Fellow
– 1967 Vilas Research Professor of German, University of Wisconsin-Madison
– 1985 Member of the Saxon Academy
– 1991 Hilldale Award for Academic Excellence, University of Wisconsin-Madison
– 1995 Visiting Senior Scholar at the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften,Vienna
– 1997 Honorary Member of the American Association of Teachers of German
– 2003 Honorary Professorship of German at the Humboldt University in Berlin
– 2003 Founding member of the Berlin Heinrich Heine Society
– 2009 Member of the International PEN-Club
– 2009 Honored Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison
– 2010 Honored Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison
– 2010 Honorary PhD, University of Kassel