Prof. Dr. Tilmann Köppe

Curriculum Vitae
I'm a professor for literary theory at the German Department at Göttingen University. From 2011–2016 I've been head of a Junior Research Group at the Courant Research Centre "Textstrukturen", Göttingen University. Before that I worked as a Junior Research Fellow at the School of Language and Literature, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), University of Freiburg.

Research Priorities
My current work focuses on the theory of fiction and narrative and on topics in analytic aesthetics.

Current Teaching
UniVZ Tilmann Köppe

Current Projects and Affiliations

Previous Projects and Affiliations


  • "Show, don’t tell". Konzepte und Strategien anschaulichen Erzählens (ed. with Rüdiger Singer, 2018)
  • Erzählte Selbstrepräsentation im modernen Roman (2016)
  • Author and Narrator: Transdiciplinary Contributions to a Narratological Debate (ed. with Dorothee Birke, 2015)
  • Semantics of Fictional Discourse (ed. with Tobias Klauk, Dolf Rami, JLT 8/2, 2014)
  • Fiktionalität (ed. with Tobias Klauk, 2014)
  • Neuere Literaturtheorien (with Simone Winko, 2008; updated and extended ed. 2013)
  • Counterfactual Thinking - Counterfactual Writing (ed. with Dorothee Birke, Michael Butter, 2011)
  • Literatur und Wissen (ed., 2011)
  • Unreliable Narration (ed. with Tom Kindt, JLT 5/1, 2011)
  • Funktionen von Kunst (ed. with Daniel Martin Feige, Gesa zur Nieden, 2009)
  • Moderne Interpretationstheorien (ed. with Tom Kindt, 2008)
  • Literatur und Erkenntnis. Studien zur kognitiven Signifikanz fiktionaler literarischer Werke (2008)
  • Was ist Literatur? (ed. with Jürn Gottschalk, 2006)


Former Members