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Clemens Günther

Clemens Günther

Research Fellow

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Garystraße 55
Room 118
14195 Berlin

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2010-2015: Studied European ethnology, philosophy and Eastern European studies at LMU Munich, the Freie Universität Berlin and Columbia University New York
  • 2020: Completed doctorate (summa cum laude) at the Freie Universität Berlin on “Die metahistoriographische Revolution. Zur Problematisierung historischer Erkenntnis in der russischen Gegenwartsliteratur” (The Metahistoriographical Revolution: Problematizing historical knowledge in contemporary Russian literature)
  • Since April 2016: Research Assistant at the Institute for East European Studies of the Freie Universität Berlin


Research Areas

  • Russian literature and culture of the 19th to 21st centuries (poetics of genre (the historical novel, documentarism), poetics of affect (nostalgia, melancholy), literature as history of knowledge (cybernetics, meteorology))
  • History of imagination in Turkmenistan and Baku (film, literature, music)
  • Literature and ecology, poetics of catastrophe