Franz-Josef Deiters

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Biography

M.A., Dr. phil., Dr. habil. (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany)

Franz-Josef Deiters is Associate Professor of German Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Franz-Josef Deiters read German Literature, Philosophy and Linguistics at Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (Germany) where, in 1993, he completed his studies with an MA (Magister Artium). In 1997, he received his PhD (Dr. phil.), and in 2004, he was awarded a Higher Doctorate (the Habilitation). In 2010, Deiters was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Before joining Monash University in 2006, he taught German Literature at Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, and he has held visiting appointments at the University of Sarajevo (2005), Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt/M (2006), and the University of Bergamo (2018). Franz-Josef Deiters has published widely on German literature and literary as well as theatre aesthetics. He is the initiator and co-editor both of Limbus: Australian Yearbook of German Literary and Cultural Studies (Freiburg i.Br./Berlin/Vienna: Rombach), and Transpositions: Australian Studies in German Literature, Philosophy and Culture (St. Ingbert: Roehrig Universitaetsverlag). Moreover, he is a member of the advisory board of the series vita activa (Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink/Brill Germany).

Deiters has given conference papers and invited lectures at universities and academic societies in Australia, across Europe and in the United States of America. He is a member of several academic societies, including the German Studies Association of Australia (GSAA, Treasurer and Member of the Executive Board 2007-2011), the Internationale Vereinigung für Germanistik (IVG), the Internationale Herder-Gesellschaft/International Herder Society, the Goethe-Gesellschaft in Weimar, the Deutsche Schillergesellschaft, the Heinrich von Kleist-Gesellschaft, the Hugo von Hofmannsthal-Gesellschaft and the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU).

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Research interests

Franz-Josef Deiters's research areas range across the history of German literature and culture from the 18th century to the present, the field of literary aesthetics, the theory and history of drama and theatre, as well as the intersections of literature and philosophy.

Following the publication of his most recent book on the mediology of the theatre of the classical episteme (Die Entweltlichung der Bühne, Berlin: Erich Schmidt, 2015), his research focuses now on the mediology of the theatre of the 20th and early 21st centuries.

Community service

Mentor for the Pinnacle Foundation

Keywords

  • German Literature
  • Mediology of Theatre
  • Literary and Philosophical Aesthetics
  • Theory of Authorship

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Projects 2010 2017

Research Output 1993 2018

Der Erste Weltkrieg in der Dramatik - deutsche und australische Perspektiven. Einleitende Bemerkungen

Deiters, F-J. & Klein, C., 2018, Der Erste Weltkrieg in der Dramatik - deutsche und australische Perspektiven/The First World War in Drama - German and Australian Perspectives. Klein, C. & Deiters (Hg.), F-J. (eds.). 1 ed. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung, p. 1 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

'Gegossen in den Schmelztiegeln der Groß-Industrie, gehärtet und geschweißt in der Esse des Krieges' - Erwin Piscator oder Die Geburt der Theateravantgarde in den Gräben des Ersten Weltkriegs

Deiters, F-J., 2018, Der Erste Weltkrieg in der Dramatik - deutsche und australische Perspektiven/The First World War in Drama - German and Australian Perspectives. Deiters, F-J. & Klein, C. (eds.). 1 ed. Stuttgart Germany: J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung, p. 101-117 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Herkunft/Origin: Limbus: Australisches Jahrbuch für germanistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft/Australian Yearbook of German Literary and Cultural Studies

Fliethmann, A., Weller, C. H., Deiters, F-J., Lewis, A. M. & Lang, B., Nov 2018, 1 ed. Freiburg: Rombach Verlag. 271 p. (Limbus: Australisches Jahrbuch für germanistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft/Australian Yearbook of German Literary and Cultural Studies; vol. 11, no. 1)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Angst: Limbus: Australisches Jahrbuch für germanistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft

Deiters, F-J. (ed.), Fliethmann, A. (ed.), Lang, B. (ed.), Lewis, A. M. (ed.) & Weller, C. H. (ed.), 2017, Berlin Germany: Rombach Verlag. 250 p. (Limbus; vol. 10)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Prizes

Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities

Franz-Josef Deiters (Recipient), 17 Nov 2010

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 1999 2018

  • 7 Professional association or peak discipline body
  • 3 External research organisation, centre or institute
  • 3 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board
  • 1 Peer review panel or committee

Visiting Professor - University of Bergamo

Franz-Josef Deiters (Fellow)
1 Nov 201830 Nov 2018

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research organisation, centre or institute

Member of the Hugo von Hofmannsthal-Gesellschaft

Franz-Josef Deiters (Member)
1 Jan 201831 Dec 2100

Activity: External Academic EngagementProfessional association or peak discipline body

Member of the Heinrich von Kleist-Gesellschaft

Franz-Josef Deiters (Member)
1 Jan 20161 Jan 2100

Activity: External Academic EngagementProfessional association or peak discipline body

Wilhelm Fink Verlag (Germany) (External organisation)

Franz-Josef Deiters (Advisor)
1 Jan 20141 Jan 2100

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Member of the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU)

Franz-Josef Deiters (Member)
1 Jan 20141 Jan 2100

Activity: External Academic EngagementProfessional association or peak discipline body