Dr Tobias Heinrich
Lecturer in German
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Office: Cornwallis North West 228
Office hours: Monday 11.30-1.30
Tobias Heinrich is Lecturer in German at the University of Kent, teaching modules in modern literature, culture and language. He studied at the University of Vienna and the Humboldt University Berlin. Before joining the department in the autumn term of 2017, he taught at the University of Oxford and the University of Vienna. From 2012-2014, he was Deputy Director of the Boltzmann Institute for the History and Theory of Biography.
He has published on German literature from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century, on authors like Johann Wilhelm Gleim, Johann Gottfried Herder, Christoph Martin Wieland, Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Alexander Kluge. He is particularly interested in questions of Life Writing, which are addressed in a monograph on Theories of Biography circa 1800 (Leben lesen. Theorien der Biographie um 1800) that appeared with Böhlau in 2016. He is also member of the editorial board for the European Journal of Life Writing.
Tobias' main research interests are in German literature of the eighteenth century, historical and contemporary genres of Life Writing, literary theory and Austrian literature and film. His current research project investigates the ways in which the epistolary culture of German Enlightenment resembles current practices in Social Media.
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Tobias teaches modules in modern German literature, culture and language.back to top