Sigurd Paul Sheikhl

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Sigurd Paul Scheichl (born January 11, 1942 in Innsbruck ) is an Austrian literary scholar and university professor . Scheichl was head of the Institute for German Studies at the University of Innsbruck .

life and work

Sigurd Paul Scheichl grew up in Kufstein . After graduating from high school, he completed his German and English studies in Innsbruck and Vienna and received a Fulbright scholarship at the University of Kansas in the USA . From 1967 to 1971 he held the position of lecturer for German at the University of Bordeaux . Since 1971 he has been teaching at the Institute for German Studies at the University of Innsbruck. After visiting professorships at the University of Graz and in Dakar ( Senegal ), Scheichl has been a full professor for Austrian literary history and general literary studies in Innsbruck since 1992. He is a member of the Graz Authors' Assembly as well as co-founder and at times co-editor of the Tyrolean literary magazine Inn .

Scheichl mainly worked on literature in Austria in the 19th century (taking into account cultural-political aspects), with a special focus on Karl Kraus , Grillparzer and Nestroy . In addition, he conducted research on journals, the linguistic analysis of literary texts and studies on Judaism and anti-Semitism in literature.


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