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Hans Gumbrecht (Emeritus Faculty)

Hans Gumbrecht (650) 723-2904
Personal bio
HANS ULRICH GUMBRECHT is the Albert Guerard Professor of Literature at Stanford University. Among his books on literary theory and literary and cultural history are Eine Geschichte der spanischen Literatur (1990; Spanish translation forthcoming); Making Sense in Life and Literature (Minnesota University Press, 1992); In 1926--Living at the Edge of Time (Harvard University Press, 1998); Vom Leben und Sterben der grossen Romanisten (Germany/Hanser, 2002); The Powers of Philology (University of Illinois Press, 2003); Production of Presence (Stanford University Press, 2004); In Praise of Athletic Beauty (Harvard Press, 2006); California Graffiti â?? Bilder von westlichen Ende der Welt (Hanser Verlag, 2010), Unsere breite Gegenwart (Suhrkamp Verlag, 2010), and Stimmungen lesen (Hanser Verlag, 2011; English translation forthcoming). Also forthcoming (2011) is After 1945 â?? Latency as Origin of the Present. Gumbrecht is a regular contributor to the Humanities-section of the â??Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,â?? â??NZZâ?? (Zuerich), and â??Estado de Sao Paulo.â?? He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Professeur attaché au College de France, and has been a Visiting Professor at numerous universities worldwide. He will be a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin, in spring 2012. He is an avid fan of Stanford football and the San Jose Sharks.

Currently teaching
MTL 398: Graduate Independent Study (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
ILAC 399: Individual Work (Summer)
MTL 390: Qualifying Paper (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
MTL 399: Reading for Orals (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
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