Jürgen Schutte

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Jürgen Schutte (born July 21, 1938 in Fürstenwalde / Spree ; † October 19, 2018 in Berlin ) was a German literary scholar and professor of German studies.


Jürgen Schutte studied German , philosophy and history at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Zurich . In 1971 he completed his studies with the dissertation Schympff red. Early forms of bourgeois agitation in Thomas Murner's Great Lutheran Fool . From 1976 to 1978 he was a lecturer at Aalborg Universitetscenter (Denmark). His habilitation followed in 1981, and from 1992 he taught as a professor at the Free University of Berlin , at universities in Beijing and Bangkok and at Stanford College in Berlin. Since 2003 he was retired , his farewell lecture was called: “Truth and Method. Try to organize my thoughts about the usefulness of literature ”.

Schutte was primarily concerned with German literature from 1870 to the present, with a particular focus on the period after 1945. His introduction to literary interpretation saw numerous new editions and is considered a standard work. Schutte has made a particular contribution as editor of the handwritten notebooks by Peter Weiss (complete edition on CD-ROM, together with Wiebke Amthor and Jenny Willner, the edition is dedicated to Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss), the Copenhagen journal by Peter Weiss and the correspondence Peter Weiss - Manfred Haiduk (both with Rainer Gerlach ) and the New Berlin Edition of the Aesthetics of Resistance as the “definitive version”. From 2000 to 2006 he was Vice Chairman of the International Peter Weiss Society , of which he was an honorary member.

Jürgen Schutte also worked as a curator. In 1988 he curated the exhibition Poets and Judges. Group 47 and German post-war literature at the Academy of Arts in Berlin (West), 1991 together with Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss the exhibition Peter Weiss. Paintings, drawings, collages, film, theater, literature, politics at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin (West) 1991 and at the Moderna Museet Stockholm 1991.

In the 1970s and 1980s, he took on positions in the university section of the  Education and Science Union (GEW). Schutte was also a member of Attac's scientific advisory board and was a co-founder of the Association of Common Property in Citizens' Hands (GiB).

On Schutte's 80th birthday, Jörg Magenau praised in the Süddeutsche Zeitung that the jubilee had “always focused on the useful and useful in his academic work.” Jürgen Schutte's Peter Weiss collection is in the literary archive of the Academy of Arts .

Rubble's grave is in the Old St. Matthew Cemetery in Berlin .

Publications (selection)

  • Schympff red. Early forms of bourgeois agitation in Thomas Murner's Great Lutheran Fool (1522). Dissertation. JB Metzler 1973
  • Poetry of German Naturalism (1885-1893). JB Metzler, Reclam 1976
  • Introduction to literary interpretation. JB Metzler 1985, 5th update. and supplementary edition 2005
  • as ed. with Peter Sprengel : Die Berliner Moderne 1885–1914. Reclam 1987
  • Poet and judge. Group 47 and German post-war literature. Catalog for the exhibition at the AdK
  • as ed. with Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss : Peter Weiss. Life and work. Suhrkamp 1991
  • as Ed. Peter Weiss: Die Notebooks. Critical Complete Edition (CD-Rom). Directmedia Publishing 2006, 2nd improved and extended. Edition Röhrig Universitätsverlag 2012
  • as ed. with Rainer Gerlach: Peter Weiss: The Copenhagen Journal. Critical edition. Wallstein 2006
  • as Ed .: Peter Weiss: The Aesthetics of Resistance. Suhrkamp 2016
  • Register on the aesthetics of resistance by Peter Weiss. Verbrecher Verlag 2018

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Announcement in the Junge welt from October 24, 2018
  2. ^ Farewell to Professor Jürgen Schutte. June 6, 2006, accessed July 20, 2018 .
  3. The notebooks. Critical Complete Edition by Peter Weiss . ( roehrig-verlag.de [accessed on July 30, 2018]).
  4. The Aesthetics of Resistance by Peter Weiss - Suhrkamp Insel books book detail. Retrieved July 17, 2018 .
  5. Matthias Reichelt: "Peter Weiss, the GDR always very critical judged" . In: young world . October 22, 2016 ( jungewelt.de [accessed July 19, 2018]).
  6. Jürgen Schutte | What we need. GEW congress in Göttingen (in 1985-1). Retrieved July 30, 2018 .
  7. Michaela Maria Müller: Registrator of the Aesthetics of Resistance . In: The daily newspaper: taz . July 21, 2018, ISSN  0931-9085 , p. 14 ( taz.de [accessed on July 23, 2018]).
  8. Jörg Magenau: A modest feat . In: sueddeutsche.de . July 24, 2018, ISSN  0174-4917 ( sueddeutsche.de [accessed July 31, 2018]).
  9. easydb.archive. Retrieved October 25, 2018 .
  10. Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schutte. In: Obituaries. Der Tagesspiegel , October 28, 2018, accessed on November 13, 2018 .