Wulf Segebrecht

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Wulf Segebrecht (born December 9, 1935 in Neuruppin ) is a German specialist in German .


Wulf Segebrecht attended schools in Königsberg in East Prussia , Kolberg in Pomerania and, after 1945, in Lübeck . After graduating from high school, he studied German and history in Göttingen, Bonn, Cologne and Munich. He received funding from the German National Academic Foundation.

Wulf Segebrecht contributed to the founding of the Göttingen work group for poetry , which included Sybille Penkert, Reinhard Döhl , Hans-Heinrich Lieb and Özdemir Nutku , as well as its organ protocols of the work group for poetry (1959/1960); in it he published poems as well as in the lyric booklets published by Arnfrid Astel in Heidelberg . On February 8, 1963, he took part in the stage for sensual perception with sentences on poetry criticism - KONZIL , a cultural forum founded by the author Gerd Hergen Lübben and supported by the University of Bonn as part of the Studium Universale (1961–1963). In 1964, Segebrecht was employed by Walter Müller-Seidel at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Munich with a dissertation on autobiography and poetry. A study of ETA Hoffmann's work on Dr. phil. PhD.

After academic activities at the Universities of Münster, Regensburg and Kiel, Wulf Segebrecht held a chair at the University of Mainz (1978–1982); In 1982 he was appointed to the chair for modern German literature at the University of Bamberg . In 1991 he was visiting professor at Pennsylvania State University . In 2003 Wulf Segebrecht retired. His main research interests are German poems, short stories and novels. Since 1982 he has been editor of the footnotes on literature .



  • The poem of opportunity. A contribution to the history and poetics of German poetry. Metzlersche JB Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart 1977, ISBN 3-476003469 .
  • Goethe's poem about all peaks is calm and its consequences. Texts, materials, comments. Carl Hanser, Munich 1978, ISBN 3-446124993 .
  • The Bamberg Poets' Circle: 1936–1943 (ed.). Verlag Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main 1987, ISBN 3-8204-0104-0 .
  • Found book of poem interpretations. Edited by Rolf-Bernhard Essig. Schöningh, Paderborn 1997, ISBN 3-506783009 .
  • Tübingen epicures on the death of the reformer Johannes Brenz (ed.), Commented by Juliane Fuchs and Veronika Marschall with co-workers from Guido Wojaczek. Verlag Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main 1999, ISBN 3-631-33358-7 .
  • What should Germanists read? A suggestion. Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2000, ISBN 3-503049347 .
  • The German poem. From the Middle Ages to the Present (ed.). With the collaboration of Christian Rößner. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 2005, ISBN 3596159245 .
  • What Schiller's bell struck . Carl Hanser, Munich 2005, ISBN 3-446205934 .
  • (Ed.): New Found Book of Poem Interpretations. Edited by Christian Rößner. Hanover 2005, ISBN 3865250114 .
  • German ballads: poems that tell dramatic stories (ed.). Carl Hanser, Munich 2012, ISBN 978-3-446-23995-1 .
  • The flower garden or: Talking about the poem. Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 2015, ISBN 978-3826057212 .
  • My reading and writing over the ages. In: Literature as a way of life: A collection of reading biographical essays (Dynamics of Mediation: Koblenz Studies on German Studies 3). Edited by Stefan Neuhaus , Lothar Bluhm, Volker Ladenthin. Tectum Verlag 2016, ISBN 978-3-8288-3717-1 , pp. 41-52.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Wulf Segebrecht: Equations of time . In: protocols of the work group for sealing , no. 3. Göttingen 1960, p. 4.
  2. Wulf Segebrecht: Begin . In: Arnfrid Astel (Ed.): Lyrische Hefte , No. 4, Heidelberg 1959, p. 1.
  3. Cf. Georg Müller: Lübben and Council - Council and Lübben. In: Das Sägeblatt , edition 13. Munich 1963, p. 16 f.