Jörg Schönert - Jörg Schönert

Jörg Schönert (* 1941 in Jena ) is a German literary scholar . From 1983 to 2007 he was Professor of Modern German Literature at the University of Hamburg . [1]


Schönert studied German and English in Munich , Reading and Zurich . The qualification papers for the doctorate [2] in 1968 and the habilitation [3] in 1977 were the satirical storytelling in the 18th century. [4] He then taught as a private lecturer at the universities of Munich and Heidelberg, from 1980 to 1983 as a professor at RWTH Aachen University, and from 1983 at the Institute for German Studies at the University of Hamburg.

Research priorities

He is a member of the Laboratory for the History of Knowledge and Literature (AGWL). [5]

Fonts (selection)

As an author

  • Novel and satire in the 18th century . A contribution to poetics . Stuttgart 1969
  • together with Peter Hühn u. Malte Stein: Poetry and Narratology. Text analysis of German-language poems from the 16th to the 20th century . Berlin and New York 2007
  • Perspectives on the social history of literature. Contributions to theory and practice . Tuebingen 2007
  • Telling crime. Studies on crime in German-language literature (1570-1920). Berlin and Boston 2015

As editor

  • Literary studies and science studies. German symposia. Report volumes, XXI . Stuttgart and Weimar 2000
  • together with Ralf Klausnitzer and Wilhelm Schernus: Wilhelm Emrich. On the life story of a humanities scholar before, during and after the Nazi era . 2 vols. Stuttgart 2018.


Individual evidence

  1. Prof. Dr. Jörg Schönert , under: Directory of Professors of the University of Hamburg.
  2. ^ Jörg Schönert: Novel and satire in the 18th century. A contribution to poetics . Stuttgart 1969.
  3. Jörg Schönert: Satirical Enlightenment. Constellations and crises of satirical narration in German literature of the second half of the 18th century. Retrieved April 2, 2019 .
  4. Jörg Schönert: Theory of (literary) satire. A functional model for describing text structure and communicative effect. [1980, together with Emmy Rottenmoser]. 2011, accessed April 2, 2019 .
  5. Office for the History of Knowledge and Literature (AGWL)