Dr. Matthias Schwartz

Deputy director of the ZfL, head of the program area World Literature and of the project World Fiction, Post/Socialist. Eastern European Literatures and Cultures

CV

  • Scholarly responsible for the interdisciplinary cooperation The Short Life of Soviet Yiddish Literature (2020–2023)
  • Deputy Professor at the Institute for East European Studies and Peter Szondi Institute for Comparative Literature at Freie Universität Berlin (2019/2020)
  • Head of the ZfL project Affective Realism. Contemporary Eastern European Literatures (2017–2019 )
  • Deputy Professor for East Slavic Literatures and Cultures at the Institute for Slavic Studies at the University of Potsdam (2017/2018)
  • Head of the ZfL project East-Western Cultures of Affect (2014–2016)
  • Researcher, Institute for East European Studies and Peter Szondi Institute for Comparative Literature, Freie Universität Berlin/ Germany (2004–2014)
  • Research Associate for the ZfL project The European Subject and the ‘Homo Sovieticus’, Centre for Literary and Cultural Research Berlin (ZfL)/ Germany (2012–2013)
  • Deputy Junior Professor for West Slavic Literatures (Polish Studies), Department for Slavic Studies/ Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/ Germany (2010–2012)
  • Research Fellow at the Department for Slavic Studies/ Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/ Germany (2001–2004)
  • Editor and Author of the Russian Journal for Culture and Politics Zerkalo Zagadok, Berlin/ Germany (1995–2002)

Research Interests

  • International Conference ‘Firsthand Time.’ Documentary Aesthetics in the Long 1960s (co-organizer) / ZfL Berlin, Germany (2020)
  • Workshop History goes Pop? On the Popularization of the Past in Eastern European Cultures (co-organizer) / Viadrina University Frankfurt Oder, Germany (2019)
  • International Conference The Stalingrad Myth. Russian-German Comparative Perspectives (co-organizer) / ZfL Berlin, Germany (2019)
  • Symposium Shalamov. Readings (co-organizer)/ ZfL Berlin, Germany (2016)
  • International Conference After Memory. Conflicting Claims to World War II in Contemporary Eastern European Literatures (co-organizer)/ ZfL Berlin, Germany (2015)
  • Workshop Imperial Emotions. On the Conceptualisation of East-Western Cultures of Affect (co-organizer)/ ZfL Berlin, Germany (2014)
  • International Conference Blackbox Youth. New Perspectives on East-European Youth Cultures (co-organizer)/ FU Berlin, Germany (2012)
  • International Workshop Gagarin as a Memory Figure and Archive Body (co-organizer)/ German-Russian Museum Karlshorst, Germany (2011)
  • Lecture series Eastern European Cultures in a Multipolar World (co-organizer)/ Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Germany (2011)

Publications

Monographs

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Articles

Miscellaneous