Prof. Dr. Simone Winko

Simone Winko has been a professor of German literature and literary theory at the Göttingen University’s Department of German Philology since 2003. In 2004 she cofounded the “Arbeitsstelle für Theorie der Literature” (“Center for Theory of Literature”) , which is dedicated to research and service projects in the field of literary theory.
Her work is concerned mostly with theoretical and methodological issues in literary studies, the evaluation of literature, canon formation, and the relation between literature and emotion. In recent years she has done research on textual analysis and text comprehension, asking for new possibilities of cooperation between literary theory and linguistics.