Dr. Jan Borkowski

From 2005 to 2010 Jan Borkowski studied History as well as German Language and Literature at the University of Göttingen. He obtained his M. A.-degree in 2010 with a master thesis investigating the potential functions of literature. Since 2010 he works as research assistant at the Department of German Philology at the University of Göttingen. In 2014 he completed his doctoral thesis on the contextualization of literary texts. From 2010 to 2014 he was a member of the PhD program "Sciences of Text" (Promotionsprogramm "Textwissenschaften", TMTG). Currently, his research concentrates on problems of literary theory (e.g. foundational concepts of literary criticism and functions of literature) and on questions pertaining to the methodology of interpretation. With respect to literary history his research focuses on German Literature around 1800 and around 1900.