Roland Hagenbüchle

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Roland Hagenbüchle (born October 13, 1932 in Frauenfeld ; † January 14, 2008 ) was a Swiss Americanist and cultural philosopher.

Study, teaching and research

Hagenbüchle first studied architecture at the ETH Zurich and completed a two-year internship in Basel, then linguistics , English and German at the University of Zurich . After studying in Cambridge (GB) and Nancy, he received his doctorate in Zurich in 1964 ; afterwards Hagenbüchle was a doctoral fellow at Yale University. In 1974 he completed his habilitation in Zurich.

After visiting lectureships in Bern , Göttingen and at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University of Berlin , he was appointed to a professorship at the newly opened Bergische Universität Wuppertal in 1975. In 1980 Hagenbüchle received two calls to the University of Marburg and the Catholic University of Eichstätt . From 1980 to 1996, Hagenbüchle was a professor of American studies at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

Roland Hagenbüchle was a renowned interpreter of the works of the American poet Emily Dickinson . After retiring in 1996, Hagenbüchle shifted his research interests to the broader area of cultural philosophy , especially interculturality , the problematic relationship between different cultures and the criticism of Western thought.


  • 2004: Distinguished Service Award from the Emily Dickinson International Society
  • 2008: Scholar in Amherst Award from the Emily Dickinson International Society

Publications (selection)


  • Hans Hunfeld (Ed.): Why Science Today? Lecture series in honor of Roland Hagenbüchle. Narr, Tübingen 1997, ISBN 3-8233-5181-8 .
  • Marietta Messmer, Josef Raab (Eds.): American vistas and beyond: A Festschrift for Roland Hagenbüchle. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Trier 2002, ISBN 3-88476-553-1 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Report of the award ceremony ( Memento of the original from March 6, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Roland Hagenbüchle's website, accessed on June 21, 2014. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. 2009 Scholar in Amherst Award Competition , Emily Dickinson International Society website, accessed June 21, 2014.