Winfried Wehle

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Winfried Wehle (born February 14, 1940 in Sindelfingen ) is a German Romance scholar , literary scholar and columnist . The em. Professor for Romance and General Literature at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt is chairman of the German Dante Society .


Wehle studied Romance studies, German studies and philosophy in Tübingen, at the Sorbonne and in Urbino . He received his doctorate in 1971 in Tübingen with a thesis on the Nouveau Roman (Strasbourg Prize) and completed his habilitation - after working as an assistant director at Südwestrundfunk - in Bonn in 1978 with a study of French and Italian Renaissance novellistics. In the same year he was appointed to the chair for Romance and General Literature at the University of Eichstätt, which he will continue to hold after his retirement in 2008. He has also been a member of the literary research group Romance Studies Colloquium since 1978 and was visiting professor at the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici in Naples in 1999 . In 2010 he was visiting professor at the University of Bonn .

He has been a columnist for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung since 1992 .

Memberships and honors

  • 1997–2001 chairman of the German Association of Italianists
  • Since 1999 corresponding member of the Société d'Histoire littéraire de la France
  • 1999–2007 expert reviewer at the German Research Foundation for Romance Literature
  • Since 2000 member of evaluation and accreditation commissions
  • Since 2006 chairman of the German Dante Society
  • 2008 Awarded the Fiorino d'Oro by the city of Florence
  • 2010 honorary member of the Società Dantesca Italiana

Fonts (selection)

as an author
  • Seal upon seal. Dante's "Vita Nuova". The lifting of minstrels in the epic . Fink, Munich 1986, ISBN 3-7705-2427-6 . PDF
  • French contemporary novel. Narrative structure and reality in the Nouveau Roman . Verlag Schmidt, Berlin 1972, ISBN 3-503-00724-5 (Basics of Romance Studies; 2). PDF
  • Leopardi's infinities. On the pathogenesis of a "poesia non poesia" . (Writings and lectures of the Petrarca Institute Cologne / New Series; 2). Verlag Narr, Tübingen 2000, ISBN 3-8233-5491-4 . PDF
  • Storytelling. French (and Italian) Renaissance novellism as a discourse . 2. corr. Edition Fink, Munich 1984, ISBN 3-7705-2230-3 . PDF
  • Torquato Tasso . Language knight . Frankfurt Foundation for German-Italian Studies, Frankfurt / M. 1997 (annual gift of the foundation). PDF
  • When am I already? An album of literary close-ups from the 20th century , Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 2012. [1]
as editor

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