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Dr. habil. Alexander Kratochvil

Writer, translator for German, Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian

Curriculum Vitae

2017                       Dr. phil. habil. (Habilitation): Ukrainian and Czech prose writing in the context of postmodernism (Aufbruch und Rückkehr. Ukrainische und tschechische Prosa im Zeichen der Postmoderne)

Venia Legendi: General and comparative literary studies and Slavic literary studies, Munich

1999                      Dr. phil. (PhD), Thesis: Mykola Khvyl'ovyi. A study of his life and work (Mykola Chvyl'ovyj. Eine Studie zu Leben und Werk), Freiburg

1993                      M.A., Masters theses: Jan Trefulka and Czech literature of the 1950s and 1960s. (Jan Trefulka und die tschechische Literatur der 1950er und 1960er Jahre)

Fields of study: Slavic Studies (concentration in Czech and Russian) and East European History, Freiburg

 

Professional activities

2020                      Free-lance translator for Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian, writer

2019-2020             Assistant professor LMU-Munich, Wintersemester, Vertretung

2018                      EEGA Fellow GWZO Leipzig

Since 2017             Visiting Scholar, Czech Academy of Science Prague

                              Visiting lecturer, Slavic studies, Humboldt-University Berlin

                              Free-lance translator for Czech, Slovak and Ukrainian

2012-2015              Coordination of D-A-CH-Project (Germany-Austria-Switzerland) “Region, Nation, and Beyond. An Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Reconceptualization of Ukraine”, University of St. Gallen

2009-2011              Assistant professor, Center of Excellence, Cultural Foundation of Social Integration, University of Konstanz

1999-2008            Assistant professor, Institute for Slavic studies, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University of Greifswald

1995–1999            Lecturer, University of West Bohemia Pilsen, Czech and German studies