Dr. Wolfgang Hottner
University of Bergen
Fellow in Research Area 4: "Literary Currencies", June 2023
Wolfgang Hottner is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Bergen, Norway. He studied literature, philosophy and art history in Munich, Berkeley and Yale and worked at the Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature in Berlin from 2017 to 2022. He earned his PhD from Humboldt Universität in 2017, published as Kristallisationen. Ästhetik und Poetik des Anorganischen im späten 18. Jahrhundert with Wallstein Press. He has edited volumes on the history of theory and translation, psychoanalysis and European travel writing on Japan. He has received fellowships and grants from the University of Tokyo (2019), Södertörn University in Stockholm (2020) and was a Research Fellow at the IFK International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna (2021). He is especially interested in aesthetics, literature’s connection to science and media, theories of world literature and translation, and digital literature. Beyond his research he is an active literary critic, translator and essayist.