Lauer Reinhard

Corresponding members VI. Department of Literature
Lauer Reinhard

Date of birth:

  • 1935

Place of birth:

  • Bad Frankenhausen (Njemačka)


Lauer Reinhard

Corresponding members VI. Department of Literature

Academic titles:

  • professor emeritus

Membership in the Academy:

  • corresponding member – Department of Literature (5/17/1990 – …)

Curriculum Vitae

Lauer Reinhard, a German croatist, comparativeist and world-renowned Slavist, was born on March 15, 1935, in Bad Frankenhausen, Thuringia. He studied Slavic and Germanistics in Marburg, Berlin, Belgrade and Frankfurt am Main, and then worked as a proofreader for the German language in Zagreb (1960-1962). After his habilitation, he became a full professor at the Department of Slavic Philology in Götingen (1969), where he also served as head until 2003.

Today he is professor emeritus and lives in Bovenden near Göttingen. He is a regular member of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen (since 1980) and president of the Academy’s Commission for Interdisciplinary Research of Southeast Europe (since 1987). He is a correspondent member of SANU, the Austrian and Slovenian Academy of Sciences. He edits the slavist publication “Opera Slavica” (Wiesbaden). In 2006 he was awarded the “Vatroslav Jagić” medal at the Fourth Slavic Congress in Varaždin and Čakovec.

The focuses of his scientific work are Russian literature and South Slavic literature, especially poetics, metrics and comparativeism, intertextuality and intermediateity. In 2000 he published the Povijest ruske književnosti (Croatian edition in 2009, and in 2005 a biography of Alexander Pushkin (Aleksandr Pushkin. Eine Biographie). He wrote studies on Ivan Gundulić, Ivan Mažuranić and Miroslav Krleža. He published a review of Croatian literature Wie viele Blumen in 2008, and the monograph on Miroslav Krleža Wer ist Miroslav K.? Leben und Werk des kroatischen Klassikers publishes in 2010. 

In 1990 he was elected a corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in the Department of Literature as a prominent name in modern German Slavic studies and one of the most important and persistent promoters of Croatian literature outside our borders.

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