Dear students of Comparative Literature,

the Mentoring Program of the University of Göttingen gives you the chance to address a fellow student of a higher semester with all questions, inqueries and problems you might encounter during your studies. We try to help out with all questions concerning internships, studying abroad, looking for a job or exams.

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For questions conerning your application, a change of subject, the program of studies, the acknowledgement of course credits or topics and supervision of your master thesis you can address PD Dr. Katerina Kroucheva who is the coordinator of studies and academic advisor (


As "Fachgruppe Komparatistik", several students meet in irregular intervals to discuss the organisation, contents and status of Comparative Literature; they plan symposia, seminars and excursions. Each semester, the Fachgruppe organises a "Stammtisch-Meeting" (meeting in a local pub) where information about Comparative Literature can be shared. "The" Fachgruppe does not exist - something like an "inner circle" is conditioned by the small size of the institute itself - which means that each old and new face is very much welcome anytime.
Dates for Stammtische, meetings, etc. will be communicated over the newsgroup.

Student Assistants

  • Johannes Leon Münk (
  • Max Rauser (

  • Prize of the Humanities Faculty
    For a few years now, the Faculty of Humanities awards a prize for a graduate (B.A. and M.A.) with outstanding achievements in their course of studying. The prize is also meant to honor engagement in relation to the university and society in general. Professors can recommend their students who have submitted a thesis which has been graded with the best mark, and whose diploma is marked with a comment of distinction. In the last years, the Department of Comparative Literature has been successful multiple times:

    • 2022: Malin Ramswig: Zwischen Poesie, Wissenschaft und Politik: Ökologie in Rachel Carsons „Silent Spring“ und Harry Martinsons „Naturessäer“ (Erstgutachter: Prof. Detering)
    • 2020 (verliehen 2022): Hanna Luise Kroll: Identität(en) erzählen. Verhandlungen von Identität in ausgewählten Romanen der deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (Erstgutachterin: PD Dr. Kroucheva)
    • 2018: Daniel Nagelstutz: Arktischer Orientalismus: Eine imagologische Analyse der Grönlandbilder in „Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for Sne“ (Erstgutachterin: Prof. Hoff)
    • 2015: Wenyan Gu: Fugitives in Nightmare: Chronotopic Self-Imagery of the Paris Flaneurs in Late Modern Expatriate Writings (Erstgutachterin: Prof. Schaff)