Bernd Balzer

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Bernd Balzer (born January 2, 1942 in Berlin ) is a German German scholar and literary historian.


After graduating from high school, in 1961 he began studying German, English, philosophy and educational science at the Free University of Berlin , which he completed in 1968 with the state examination. Then Balzer was a research assistant at the FU. His doctorate took place in 1972 with the dissertation Civil Reformation Propaganda. The pamphlets of Hans Sachs in the years 1521–1523 .

From 1973 to 1976 he was assistant professor at the FU, and from 1977 to 2007 professor for modern German literature at the FU Berlin. In 1977 Balzer was visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin / Madison and in 1982 visiting professor at Peking University.

Balzer was editor of the works of Ricarda Huch and Heinrich Böll . He published on Heinrich Böll, Wolfgang Borchert , Rolf Hochhuth and the literature of bourgeois realism. Further publications are listed in: "The Guardian of the Human. Festschrift for Prof. Dr. Bernd Balzer on his 65th birthday". Edited by Edward Bialek, Marek Halub and Eugeniusz Tomiczek. Dresden and Nysa 2007, pp. 423–431.

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