Hartmut Steinecke (born March 12, 1940 in Nuremberg ; † January 25, 2020 in Paderborn ) was a German literary scholar and university professor .
Steinecke studied German , history and philosophy in Saarbrücken and Bonn , where he received his doctorate in 1966 with a dissertation on Hermann Broch . From 1967 to 1973 he was a research assistant at the German Department of the University of Bonn, where he completed his habilitation in Germany in 1973 with a thesis on the theory of novels and criticism of novels . In 1974 he became professor for modern German literature at the University of Paderborn . He taught there until his retirement in 2005.
Between 1966 and 2008 he was repeatedly visiting professor at various North American universities, including at Dartmouth College 1978, Cornell 1981, University of Kansas, Lawrence 1984, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1987, University of Budapest 1990, Washington University, St. Louis 1993 , Graz 1994, 1998, 2003, 2007; University of Ohio, Columbus 2008.
In 1992 he founded the Jenny Aloni archive in Paderborn . In 2002, Steinecke was accepted into the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences . He was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art . He received honorary doctorates from the University of Timisoara, Romania (2002) and the University of Graz (2005).
- Hermann Broch and the polyhistorical novel. Studies on the theory and technology of a modern novel . Bonn 1968 (Diss. Bonn 1966)
- Romantic theory and criticism of novels in Germany. The development of the understanding of the genre from Scott reception to programmatic realism . 2 vols. Stuttgart 1975–1976. (Habilschr. Bonn 1973)
- Roman poetics from Goethe to Thomas Mann. Developments and problems of the “democratic art form” in Germany . Munich 1987. ISBN 3-7705-2436-5 .
- Experience and invention. Interpretations of the German novel from the baroque to the modern . Heidelberg 1992. ISBN 3-8253-4545-9 .
- Entertainment and artistry. New ways of writing in German literature from Hoffmann to Heine . Bielefeld 1998. ISBN 3-503-03795-0 .
- From Lenau to Broch. Studies on Austrian literature - viewed from the outside . Tübingen / Basel 2002. ISBN 3-7720-2886-1 .
- The art of fantasy. ETA Hoffmann's life and work . Frankfurt am Main / Leipzig 2004. ISBN 3-458-17202-5 .
- Literature as a memory of the Shoah. German-speaking Jewish writers of the “second generation” . Schöningh, Paderborn 2005. ISBN 978-3-506-72946-0 .
- Heinrich Heine in the Third Reich and in exile . Schöningh, Paderborn 2008. ISBN 978-3-506-76688-5 .
- “The character of the extraordinary”. Heinrich Heine reads ETA Hoffmann . Erich Schmidt Verlag, Berlin 2015. ISBN 978-3-503-15556-9 .
- “To experience what history is, you have to be a Jew”. Jenni Aloni - a German-Jewish writer . Aisthesis, Bielefeld 2017. ISBN 978-3-8498-1227-0 .
- Literary criticism of the young Germany: developments - tendencies - texts . Berlin 1982. ISBN 3-503-01682-1 .
- Jenny Aloni: Collected Works in Individual Editions . Vol. 1-10. Paderborn 1990-1997.
- Heine and posterity. History of its impact in German-speaking countries . Vol. 1-3. Berlin 2006–2011.
- Literature by and about Hartmut Steinecke in the catalog of the German National Library
- Page at the University of Paderborn
- List of publications
- Page at the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences
- Entry in the directory of Germanists
- ↑ Obituary notice Prof. Dr. Dr. hc mult. Hartmut Steinecke , FAZ , January 29, 2020
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German literary scholar|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 12, 1940|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Nuremberg|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 25, 2020|
|Place of death||Paderborn|