Verena Olejniczak praise

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Verena Olejniczak Lobsien (nee Olejniczak ; * 1957 ) is a German English studies professor and professor of modern English literature at the Humboldt University in Berlin .


After studying at the University of Hanover and the University of East Anglia (Norwich) was 1984 in Hannover with a thesis on TS Eliot and Virginia Woolf doctorate . Her post- doctoral thesis , published in 1994, is dedicated to the English writer Ivy Compton-Burnett . From 1995 to 1999 she was a professor for English literature at the University of Tübingen ; In 1999 she was appointed professor for modern English literature at the Humboldt University in Berlin . Her research focus today is on English literature of the early modern period. Olejniczak Lobsien is a member of the editorial board of the journal Anglia , the Shakespeare-Jahrbuch and the Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft .

Publications (selection)


  • Effect structures in selected texts by TS Eliots and Virginia Woolfs. A study of the readership of modern English literature (= English and American texts and studies. Vol. 3). Olms, Hildesheim 1987, ISBN 978-3-487-07885-4 (also: Hanover, University, dissertation, 1984).
  • Subjectivity as dialogue. Philosophical Dimensions of Fiction. On the modernity of Ivy Compton-Burnett (= transitions. Vol. 27). Fink, Munich 1994, ISBN 978-3-7705-2906-3 (also: Frankfurt (Main), University, habilitation thesis, 1992).
  • Skeptical imagination. Another story of early modern literature . Fink, Munich 1999, ISBN 978-3-7705-3430-2 .
  • with Eckhard Lobsien: The Invisible Imagination. Literary thinking in the 16th century . Fink, Munich 2003, ISBN 978-3-7705-3899-7 .
  • Transparency and Dissimulation. Configurations of Neoplatonism in Early Modern English Literature . De Gruyter, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-11-022884-7 .
  • Beyond aesthetics. Literary spaces of last things . Berlin University Press, Berlin 2012, ISBN 978-3-86280-044-5 .
  • Shakespeare's excess. Sympathy and economy . Berlin University Press, Wiesbaden 2015, ISBN 978-3-7374-1309-1 .


  • with Maria Moog-Grünewald (Ed.): Apocalypse. The beginning in the end . Winter, Heidelberg 2003, ISBN 3-8253-1293-3 .
  • with Claudia Olk (Ed.): Neo-Platonism and Aesthetics. On the history of transformation of the beautiful . De Gruyter, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-11-019225-4 .
  • with Claudia Olk and Katharina Münchberg (eds.): Perfection. Aesthetic perfection in the Middle Ages and early modern times (= Transformations of Antiquity. Vol. 13). De Gruyter, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-11-022236-4 .

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