Christoph Fasbender

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Christoph Fasbender (born June 2, 1966 in Kassel ) is a German specialist in German and mediaeval studies . Since 2009 he has been Professor of German Language and Literature History in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times at the TU Chemnitz .


From 1986 onwards, Fasbender studied German and art history as well as German and Protestant theology for the higher teaching post at the University of Göttingen with the first state examination in 1994. He was a research assistant at Albrecht Schöne on his commented Faust edition and the publication of correspondence from Georg Christoph Lichtenberg and by Jens Haustein and Karl Stackmann on the publication of the poetry by Frauenlob . In 1995 he was at the University of Jena Jens Haustein, where he with a thesis on 1998 Jakob von Paradis doctorate was. The habilitation followed in 2007. Since 2009 he has been a professor in Chemnitz. From 2009 to 2012 he was Dean of the Philosophical Faculty and from 2012 to 2016 Vice Rector for Teaching, Studies and Further Education.

In 2006, he discovered a small part of a hitherto unknown revision of the Wigalois by Dietrich von Hopfgarten from around 1455 in the library of the Evangelical Ministry in the Augustinian monastery in Erfurt .


  • On the Return of the Souls of the Dead: Investigations into the tradition and reception of a successful text by Jacob of Paradise; with an impression of the autograph, Heidelberg, 2001 [Diss. Jena 1998] (Jena German Research. NF 12)
  • Brandan. The Central German travel version, ed. and commented by Reinhard Hahn and Christoph Fasbender. Heidelberg 2002 (Jena German Research. NF 14)
  • Nibelungenlied and Nibelungenklage. New ways of research, Darmstadt 2005
  • modesty . German literature of the Middle Ages in Eisenach and Erfurt. Catalog for the exhibition of the University and Research Library Erfurt / Gotha in the University Library Erfurt from August 22 to October 13, 2006, ed. v. Christoph Fasbender. Gotha 2006
  • Metzler Lexicon Literature. Terms and definitions. Founded by Günther and Irmgard Schweikle. 3rd, completely revised and expanded edition, ed. v. Dieter Burdorf, Christoph Fasbender and Burkhard Moennighoff. Stuttgart 2007
  • Conradus Mutianus Rufus and humanism in Erfurt. Catalog for the exhibition of the Gotha Research Library at Schloss Friedenstein, ed. by Christoph Fasbender. Gotha 2009
  • The 'Wigalois' innkeeper from Grafenberg. An introduction, de Gruyter. Berlin and New York 2010
  • The 'Wigelis' Dietrichs von Hopfgarten and the narrative literature of the late Middle Ages in Central Germany. [Habil. Writing masch. Jena 2006]. Stuttgart 2010 (Supplement to the magazine for German antiquity and German literature 10)
  • From Diebold Lauber's workshop. With the collaboration of Claudia Kanz and Christoph Winterer, ed. by Christoph Fasbender. Berlin and Boston 2012 (Alemannic cultural topography 3)
  • Knowledge palaces. Spaces of Knowledge in the Premodern, ed. v. Gesine Mierke and Christoph Fasbender. Würzburg 2013 (Euros. Chemnitz papers on literary studies 2)
  • Latin schools in Central Germany, ed. by Christoph Fasbender and Gesine Mierke. Würzburg 2014 (Euros. Chemnitz works on literary studies 4)
  • Citizen's books. Laypeople as initiators and addressees in Saxony's literature around 1500, ed. by Christoph Fasbender and Gesine Mierke. Würzburg 2017 (Euros. Chemnitz works on literary studies 6)

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Individual evidence

  1. Dissertation: Jakob von Paradis: De apparitionibus animarum separatarum - investigations into the Latin and vernacular tradition and reception .
  2. Habilitation thesis: The “Wigelis” Dietrich von Hopfgarten and the narrative literature of the late Middle Ages in Central Germany .