Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

CV & Research Fields

since May 2014


July 2009

Academic staff at Department of English and American Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.


Dr. phil. in English Literature and Culture, Humboldt-University Berlin; Dissertation “Seraphics. Ideals and Practices of Neo-Platonic Love and Friendship in 17th-Century England”

January 2005 -

May 2014

Academic staff at the SFB 644 Transformations of Antiquity, Humboldt-University Berlin, the sub-project A3 Configurations of Neo-Platonism: Versions and Models in Early Modern England (2005-2008); Materiality, aisthesis, transcendence. Neo-Platonic-naturalistic Configurations in 17th-Century England (2009-2012/2013)
April 2006 - April2008 Junior Lecturer, Department of English and American Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Oct.-Dec 2004 Scholarship of Cusanuswerk
April 2003- Oct. 2004 Project- and Orchestra manager young.euro.classic – Europäischer Musik Sommer Berlin
April 2003

State exam in English and History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

1996 – 2003 English and History at Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms-University, Bonn, University of Oxford, UK, Humboldt-University Berlin
1995 – 2001 Scholarship of Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Winter 1995 Law at Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms-University, Bonn


Research interests


Early Modern English Literature and Culture: Transformation of Antiquity: Neo-Platonism; Concepts of Friendship, Poetics of Correspondence; Literature and Science


Modernist Literature; Intermediality of Literature and Music