Dr. Uwe Spörl

Uwe Spörl is a Senior Lecturer in modern German literature and Dean of Studies at the University of Bremen. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Erlangen where he then participated in the DFG-Project "Romantic Anthropology." He is the author of the Basislexikon Literaturwissenschaft (2004) and has published in numerous fields, including the relationship between knowledge and literature, modes of literary perception, space and order, the concept of genius in literary history, Expressionism, and the New Objectivity. His research interests include narrative theory, hermeneutics and literary theory, metafiction, comparative contemporary literature, and the crime novel, and, most recently, science in fiction.