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Hans Adler


Professor of German
870 Van Hise Hall
608/262-9863
E-mail: hadler@wisc.edu
Web page: http://german.lss.wisc.edu/homes/hadler

 

Hans Adler (Dr. phil. habil. University of Bochum) has been a member of the Department of German since 1990 after teaching for twelve years at universities in Germany. His research and teaching covers 18th through 21st-century literature and culture, literary theory, aesthetics, and the relationship between literature, philosophy, and social history. He has published numerous books and articles related to these areas of research. He was a guest professor at the Université de Montréal (1988), Universität Göttingen (1989), and Giessen (1990), Amiens (2007). He was president of the International Herder Society 1995–1999, has been general editor of Monatshefte since 2001, and is also a member of the Department of Comparative Literature.

Recent publications include:

  • Nützt es dem Volke, betrogen zu werden? Est-il utile au peuple d’être trompé? Die Preisfrage der Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften für 1780. 2 vols. Ed. Hans Adler. (Forschungen und Materialien zur Universitätsgeschichte, Abt. I, Bde. 2.1, 2.2) Stuttgart-Bad-Cannstatt: Frommann-Holzboog, 2007.
  • Aesthetics and Aisthesis. New Perspectives and (Re)Discoveries. Ed. Hans Adler. Bern et al.: Peter Lang, 2002.
  • Synästhesie. Interferenz – Transfer – Synthese der Sinne. Ed. Hans Adler in cooperation with Ulrike Zeuch. Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2002.
  • On World History. Johann Gottfried Herder. An Anthology. Co-editor E.A. Menze. N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 1997.
  • Die Prägnanz des Dunklen. Gnoseologie — Ästhetik — Geschichtsphilosophie bei Johann Gottfried Herder. Hamburg: Felix Meiner, 1990.
  • “Bändigung des (Un)Möglichen. Die ambivalente Beziehung zwischen Aufmerksamkeit und Aufklärung.” Reiz, Imagination, Aufmerksamkeit. Erregung und Steuerung von Einbildungskraft im klassischen Zeitalter (1680 – 1830). Eds. Jörn Steigerwald and Angelika Watzke. Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2003, pp. 41 – 54.
  • “Adjusting the Frame: Comments on Cognitivism and Literature.” (with Sabine Gross). Poetics Today 23.2 (2002), 195-220.

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