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Daniel Weidner

Trained in German and comparative literature Daniel Weidner received his PhD in 2000 and his Habilitation (second thesis) in 2009 at the Freie Universität Berlin. He teaches German and Comparative Literature at the Freie Universität and has been Visiting Professor in Gießen, Basel, Stanford, and Chicago.

His main areas of research are the interrelation of religion and literature, theories of secularization, the history of philology and literary theory, and German-Jewish literature.


  • Professor, Institute for Cultural Theory and History, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Associate Director, Center for Literary and Cultural Research Berlin