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Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht is the new guest professor in Humanities

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Publié le lundi, 03 avril 2017

Professor Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, the Albert Guérard Professor in Literature at Stanford University (US) and one of the most important thinkers in the humanities is the holder of a guest professorship at the University of Luxembourg. At the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education, he supports the research activities in the field of humanities.

In June, Professor Gumbrecht will give two lectures followed by seminars on Diderot’s Rameau's Nephew and  Karl Marx at the university. He will also be one of keynote speakers at the conference “The end(s) of humanities” which will be held in September at the University of Luxembourg.

As a scholar, Professor Gumbrecht focuses on the histories of the national literatures in Romance language (especially French, Spanish, and Brazilian), but also on German literature, while, at the same time, he teaches and writes about the western philosophical tradition. He joined Stanford University in 1989 after holding a professorship at the University of Siegen and the University Bochum.

Over the past forty years, he has published more than two thousand texts, including books, translated into more than twenty languages. In Europe and in South America, Professor Gumbrecht has a presence as a public intellectual; whereas, in the academic world, he has been acknowledged by nine honorary doctorates in seven different countries: Canada, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Russia, and Georgia.