Pirna on the Elba, 26 June 1937

Foreign member

Department of Language and Literature


Membership of SASA
Foreign member since  27 October 1994

Field of study
Philology (Slavonic studies, the history of Slavonic literature)

University of Mainz, PhD in Slavonic philology (1965); habilitation (1975)

University of Mainz, assistant (1963); assistant professor (1972); University of Freiburg, professor (1975); University of Tübingen, professor; McMaster University  in Hamilton, University of Toronto, visiting professor (1984)

Accession speech
Lecture at SASA, 8 December 1995: Ivo Andrić’s Work from the Western point of view

Awards and recognitions
The Gutenberg Prize of the City of Meinz (Gutenberg-Preis der Stadt Mainz) (1960);
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Honorary Professor (1995)