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Soelve I. Curdts

Head of Section

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Soelve I. Curdts
Building: 23.21
Floor/Room: 02.058
+49 211 81-10640
+49 211 81-12839

Research Interests

Multilingual literature and cultures

Transcultural literatures


Nineteenth to mid-twentieth-century literature

Legacies of Romanticism (especially in modern poetry, poetics, and critique)



Critical theory

Literature and philosophy

Interdisciplinary approaches to literature




2018-present University Professor, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
2013 - 2018 Junior Professor, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
2011 - 2013 Lecturer, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
2010 Tutor, Summer School, King’s College, London
2009 Visiting Lecturer, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
2006 Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Princeton University
2004 - 2008 Lecturer, Princeton University
2003 Visiting Assistant Professor, International Summer University,
European College of Liberal Arts (ECLA), Berlin
2001 - 2002 Pensionnaire Étranger, École Normale Supérieure, Paris
2001 M.A. in Comparative Literature, Princeton University
2018 Heisenberg Professorship – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Bonn, Germany
2010 Research Fellowship - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Bonn, Germany
2008 - 2009 Research Fellowship - Fritz Thyssen Stiftung für Wissenschaftsförderung, Cologne, Germany, in conjunction with the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University



Sidonie Clauss Prize - biannual award for best dissertation - Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University


Fellow - Center for Jewish Life, Princeton University

2003 - 2004

W. Dodds Honorific Fellowship - The Graduate School, Princeton University

2003 - 2004

Graduate Prize Fellowship - Princeton University Center for Human Values

2001 - 2004

Doctoral Fellow - Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

1999 - 2006

Fellow - Mathey College, Princeton University

1999 - 2003

Fellowship, Princeton University Graduate School

1998 - 1999

Fellow - Fulbright Enterprise Scholar Program Fulbright Commission, Bonn, Zeit - Stiftung Hamburg, Germany

1995 - 2001

Fellow - Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

2019 Member – Fakultätsrat - Philosophische Fakultät,Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
2019 Member – Habilitationsausschuss - Philosophische Fakultät, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
2019 Chair - Ethics Commission on Research involving Human Subjects -Philosophische Fakultät, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
2017-2019 Member - Advisory Board – North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)
2015 Reader, Northwestern University Press
2015 Reviewer of applications for DAAD Scholarships - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, Bonn
2013 Reader, Fordham University Press
2009 - 2011 Interviewer of candidates for admission to Princeton - Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee
2008 Evaluator for the accessible version of the MLA Handbook - Modern Language Association
2005 - 2007 Assembly Delegate - Division: Philosophical Approaches to Literature - Modern Language Association (MLA)
2006 Organizing and Interdisciplinary Committees - Conference: Ambiguous Adventure of Modernity; Identities and Differences - Princeton University
2005 - 2006 American Comparative Literature Association Conference Program Committee - Department of Comparative Literature - Princeton University


Modern Language Association (MLA)

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) / International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA)
American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL)
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) / Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)
International Conference on Romanticism (ICR)
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ASECS)
Gesellschaft für Englische Romantik (German Society for English Romanticism)
Deutscher Hochschulverband


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