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Irmela Marei Krüger-Fürhoff

Irmela Marei Krüger-Fürhoff is professor of German literature at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. She has also taught at Universities in Hamburg, Greifswald, Bielefeld, Berlin, Cincinnati and Stanford. Her main fields of interest include 18th-21th century literature with a focus on the interrelations between literary and medical knowledge. As a vivid amateur in comics studies she is head of the 2016-2019 research project “Graphic medicine and literary pathographies” which analyzes the aesthetics and politics of illness narratives in contemporary comics and literature. In this project, she collaborates with Professor Susan Merrill Squier (Penn State University), who is appointed as Einstein Visiting Fellow at Freie Universität Berlin.

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Saturday, July 9
 

08:30