Wolfgang Braungart

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Wolfgang Braungart (born August 28, 1956 in Schwäbisch Gmünd ) is a German literary scholar and university professor .


After graduating from high school in Tuttlingen in 1975 , Braungart studied German language and literature , art history , philosophy and art education as well as works / work apprenticeship at the Universities of Giessen , Zurich and Braunschweig and at the University of Fine Arts Braunschweig as a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation until 1982 . In 1986 he was awarded a Dr. phil. PhD with the thesis Order and Integration . From 1985 to 1995 he was initially a research assistant and then a research assistant at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen. There he completed his habilitation in 1993/94 with the thesis ritual and literature .

In 1996 Braungart a call to the Chair of Literature and Modern German Literature at the University of Bielefeld . In 2003 he turned down an offer at the University of Bamberg to the chair for modern German literature.

In 2003, he held the Max Kade - Visiting Professor at the University of Notre Dame , in 2009 and 2013, visiting professor in India at the Delhi University and the Jawaharlal Nehru University and Doon University in Dehradun . In 2012/2013 he accepted a visiting professorship at Shanghai International Studies University . Since 2009 Braungart has also been the first chairman of the Stefan-George-Gesellschaft e. V. Bingen .

His brothers are the Germanist Georg Braungart (* 1955) and the chemist Michael Braungart (* 1958).

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Individual evidence

  1. Wolfgang Braungart in Kürschner's German Scholars Calendar Online. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. As of February 6, 2014.
  2. Prof. Dr. Braungart: Short biography on the homepage of Bielefeld University, accessed on January 1, 2019.