Hadumod Bussmann

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Hadumod Bußmann (born June 5, 1933 in Frankfurt am Main ) is a German linguist .


After graduating from the Schillerschule in Frankfurt in 1953 , Hadumod Bußmann was assistant editor in the theater department of the Fischer publishing house from 1954 to 1961 . She studied German , Romance languages and art history at the Universities of Frankfurt am Main and Munich . During her studies Bußmann spent a long time in London and Paris. From 1963 she was a research assistant at the Institute for German Philology at the University of Munich. In 1967 Hadumod Bußmann received his doctorate in Medieval Studies with a dissertation on Eilhart von Obergs Tristrant . From 1971 to 1997 she taught German linguistics at the University of Munich, where she was also the women's representative and spokesperson for the state conference of university women's representatives in Bavaria since 1990.

Since her retirement, Hadumod Bußmann has worked as a freelance writer and journalist in the fields of the history of science of women and gender and language . She is also the curator of the Therese von Bayern Foundation, a program to promote women in science.



  • Lexicon of Linguistics . 1st edition. Kröner , Stuttgart 1983, ISBN 3-520-45201-4 .
  • with Renate Hof (Ed.): Genus. On the gender difference in cultural studies . Kröner, Stuttgart 1995, ISBN 3-520-49201-6 .
  • with Hiltrud Häntzschel (Ed.): Threateningly clever. A century of women and science in Bavaria . Beck, Stuttgart 1997, ISBN 3-406-41857-0 .
  • Marlis Hellinger, Hadumod Bußmann: Gender Across Languages: The Linguistic Representation of Women and Men . 3 volumes. Benjamin, Amsterdam, Philadelphia 2001 (English).
  • with Renate Hof (Ed.): Genus. Gender research. Gender Studies in the Cultural and Social Sciences. A manual . Kröner, Stuttgart 2005, ISBN 3-520-82201-6 .
  • I wasn't afraid of anything in life. The unusual story of Princess Therese of Bavaria . CH Beck, Munich 2011, ISBN 978-3-406-61353-1 .
  • The princess and her "cavalier". Therese von Bayern and Maximilian Freiherr von Speidel on an expedition to Brazil in 1888 . Allitera Verlag , Munich 2013, ISBN 978-3-86906-185-6 .
  • Princess Dr. hc Therese of Bavaria. Your life between Munich and Lake Constance - between professional duties and self-determination . Allitera Verlag , Munich 2015, ISBN 978-3-86906-747-6 .

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