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Prof. Jörg Schulte

Jörg Schulte studied Slavic literature in Odessa, London and Ham­burg. He wrote his PhD thesis on rabbinical sources in the works of Isaac Babel, Bruno Schulz and Danilo Kiš. He held the Aby-Warburg-fellowship at The Warburg Institute (London) and taught at the College of Inter-Faculty Indi­vidual Studies in the Humanities (College MISH) in Warsaw. At the University of Bath he worked as a network co­ordinator for the project ‘Russian Jewish Cultural Continuity in the Diaspora’. During the academic year 2010/11, he was a visi­ting professor at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies ‘Artes Liberales’ at the University of Warsaw. In the same year, he taught Russian and Polish literature at the University of Hamburg. Between 2009 and 2014, he was an Honorary Research As­so­ciate at the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies of the University Col­lege London (UCL) and at the Department of Comparative Literature of the Hebrew University. In 2016 he received the Jan Kochanowski prize of the Inter­national Association of Polish Studies for the years 2011-2016. In 2020 he was a visiting scholar at the Israel Institute of Advanced Studies (Jerusalem). His research interests include Jewish literatures in Central and Eastern Europe, the survival of the classical tradition in Hebrew, Russian, Polish and Serbian / Croatian literature, the history of translation and the history of prosody. He believes that the secret is an essential quality of literature—and the path towards its solution one of the great pleasures of life.


  • Jan Kochanowski und die europäische Renaissance (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2011). Polish Edition: Warsaw: Neriton 2014.
  • Eine Poetik der Offenbarung: Isaak Babel—Bruno Schulz—Danilo Kiš (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2004).
  • Europa Erlesen: Belgrad (Klagenfurt: Wieser, 2000).
  • Salomon Dykman: Przekłady, wiersze, eseje, listy (Kraków: Austeria 2014). 
  • Together with Olga Tabachnikova and Peter Wagstaff: Russian Jewish Diaspora and European Culture: 1917-1939 (Leiden: Brill, 2012).
  • Saul Tschernichowski: Dein Glanz nahm mir die Worte: Das dichterische Werk (Berlin: Edition Rugerup 2020).

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