Associate Professor Dr. Irmtraud Huber - Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prizewinner 2022

English Literature, University of Munich

PD Dr. Irmtraud Huber

PD Dr. Irmtraud Huber

© Irmtraud Huber

Irmtraud Huber’s central areas of research are narrative theory (narrativics) and poetry, primarily focusing on the 19th century and the turn of the millennium. One focus is the phenomenon of temporality. Here, Huber combines an approach based on history and cultural studies with an aesthetic awareness of form. She questions not only the commonplace assumptions of conventional genre theory, but more fundamentally also the prevailing narrative understanding of time in Western societies and its historical roots. In addition, Huber provides essential impulses for fundamental reflection on the experience and consciousness of time through processes of artistic formation. The thesis she wrote on English poetry of the 19th century for her post-doctoral lecturing qualification exemplifies the methodological benefits of this approach.


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