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Academic employment : Since 2013: Assistant Professor (SNF) at the German Department, University of Zurich 2008-2013: »Oberassistent« at the Chair for Literary and Cultural Studies, ETH Zurich 2004-2008: »Akademischer Rat« (Research Assistant) at the German Department, University of Tubingen Degrees: 2011: Habilitation, Venia legendi for Modern German Literature and Comparative Literature, ETH Zurich 2004: PhD, Modern German Literature, University of Tubingen Fields of specialisation: Science Fiction and Futurology, Oracles, Plagiarism and History of Intellectual Property, German Realism, Franz Kafka, Early Modern Literature, Swiss Literature. Recent book-publications:

  • Die Zukunft der Dichtung. Geschichte des literarischen Orakels 1450-2050, Munich 2012.
  • Literarisches Eigentum. Zur Ethik geistiger Arbeit im digitalen Zeitalter. Essay, Stuttgart 2012.
  • Plagiat. Eine unoriginelle Literaturgeschichte, Stuttgart 2009.