Brothers Grimm Poetics Professorship

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With the Brothers Grimm Poetics Professorship, the Institute for German Studies at the University of Kassel annually honors important authors as well as playwrights and directors. In public events for students and interested citizens, the poetics professors reflect on artistic processes and their own texts, films, theater productions, etc. The professors are invited to present their work to the public.

The series of events is accompanied by experimental films on media aesthetics and a series of publications published by Königshausen & Neumann.

The guest professorship is dedicated to the work of the Brothers Grimm, who lived and worked in Kassel, as well as to medial border crossers between the arts of literature, theater, visual arts and film.

Contact and management

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Kreuzer
"Modern German Literary Studies / Media Studies"

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Johannes Schmid to be Grimm Poetics Professor 2024 in Kassel

In the 2024 summer semester, director and theater maker Johannes Schmid will take over the Kassel Grimm Poetics Professorship. Poetics lecture, seminar and film/theater performances are expected to take place in early June.

Film premiere of AND I WAS FERIDUN ZAIMOGLU (D 2023)

The experimental auteur film directed by Thomas Henke(FH Bielefeld)  AND I WAS FERIDUN ZAIMOGLU  (D 2023) celebrates its premiere on Thursday, November 23, 2023, from 5 pm at the Kassel Bali Cinema .

UND ICH WAR FERIDUN ZAIMOGLU  is the third film in the series accompanying the Kassel Grimm Poetry Professors. Feridun Zaimolgu held the visiting professorship in the summer semester of 2023.


The Brothers Grimm Poetics Professorship is sponsored by the Kassel Savings Bank

- Stefanie Kreuzer | As of Oct. 2023 -