Bio

<strong>Academic employment :</strong> <br>Since 2013: Assistant Professor (SNF) at the German Department, University of Zurich <br>2008-2013: »Oberassistent« at the Chair for Literary and Cultural Studies, ETH Zurich&nbsp; <br>2004-2008: »Akademischer Rat« (Research Assistant) at the German Department, University of Tubingen <br> <br> <strong>Degrees:</strong> <br>2011: Habilitation, Venia legendi for Modern German Literature and Comparative Literature, ETH Zurich <br>2004: PhD, Modern German Literature, University of Tubingen <br> <br> <strong>Fields of specialisation: </strong> <br>Science Fiction and Futurology, Oracles, Plagiarism and History of Intellectual Property, German Realism, Franz Kafka, Early Modern Literature, Swiss Literature. <br> <br> <strong>Recent book-publications:</strong> <br> <ul> <li>Die Zukunft der Dichtung. Geschichte des literarischen Orakels 1450-2050, Munich 2012.</li> <li>Literarisches Eigentum. Zur Ethik geistiger Arbeit im digitalen Zeitalter. Essay, Stuttgart 2012.</li> <li>Plagiat. Eine unoriginelle Literaturgeschichte, Stuttgart 2009.</li> </ul> <br> <br> <br>

Courses

Spacebooks. An Introduction To Extraterrestrial Literature