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Professor Gerrit-Jan Berendse

Professor Gerrit-Jan Berendse

Emeritus Professor

School of Modern Languages

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Overview

Gerrit-Jan Berendse was born in the Netherlands in 1959 and studied German language and literature, philosophy and art history at the universities of Utrecht, Göttingen and Frankfort on the Main. PhD in 1990 at Utrecht University on GDR poetry in the 1960s and 70s. Teaching positions since 1991 at Dickinson College in Carlisle (Pennsylvania, USA), Utrecht University, the University of Canterbury in Christchurch (New Zealand) and at Cardiff University. Here he started working in what was then called the School of European Studies as Chair of European Culture and Literature in 2001 but retired in 2018 due to ill health.

He is an expert in German speaking poetry and in the link between aesthetics and European terrorism. His publications include Die ‘Sächsische Dichterschule’ (1990), Krawarnewall (1997), Grenz-Fallstudien (1999), Terror and Text (edited with Mark Williams, 2002), Schreiben im Terrordom (2005), Baader-Meinhof Returns (edited with Ingo Cornils, 2008), Vom Aushalten der Extreme (2011), Echoes of Surrealism (2021) and Surrealismus in der DDR (2022).

Prof. Berendse is Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, corresponding member of the Sächsische Akademie der Künste in Dresden and a research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Biography

Publications

2022

2021

2020

2019

  • Berendse, G. 2019. Flirting with surrealism: Elke Erb's act of writing. In: Kniesche, T. W. and Lutzeler, P. M. eds. Gegenwartsliteratur. Ein germanistisches Jahrbuch/A German Studies Yearbook 18. Stauffenburg Verlag, pp. 169-182.
  • Berendse, G. 2019. Brecht-Masters-Kunert. In: Wessendorf, M. ed. The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 44., Vol. 44. Camden House, pp. 1-3.

2018

2017

  • Berendse, G. 2017. Twentieth-Century poetry. In: Webber, A. J. ed. The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Berlin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 245-263.

2016

2014

2013

2012

  • Berendse, G. 2012. Politisches Gedicht 13. Nov. 1974, BRD. In: Röhnert, J. and Geduldig, G. eds. Rolf Dieter Brinkmann: Seine Gedichte in Einzelinterpretationen. Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 688-697.

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2005

2003

2001

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