Franz-Josef Deiters

Assoc Professor

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1993 …2021
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Biography

M.A., Dr. phil., Dr. habil., FAHA

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

Franz-Josef Deiters has held visiting appointments at the University of Sarajevo (2005), Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt/M (2006), and the University of Bergamo (2018). He is co-editor both of Limbus: Australisches Jahrbuch für germanistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft/Australian Yearbook of German Literary and Cultural Studies (Freiburg i.Br./Berlin/Vienna: Rombach Verlag), and the book series Transpositionen/Transpositions: Australische Studien zur deutschen Literatur, Philosophie und Kultur/Australian Studies in German Literature, Philosophy and Culture (St. Ingbert: Röhrig Universitätsverlag). Moreover, he is a member of the editorial board of the book series vita activa (Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink Verlag).

Franz-Josef Deiters has published widely on German literature, theatre, and the intersections of literature and philosophy. He 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, the Goethe-Gesellschaft in Weimar, the Deutsche Schillergesellschaft, the Heinrich von Kleist-Gesellschaft, and the Hugo von Hofmannsthal-Gesellschaft.

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Research interests

 

Major research project

Following the publication of the first two volumes of his project on the mediology of theatre (Die Entweltlichung der Bühne. Zur Mediologie des Theaters der klassischen Episteme, 2015, and Verweltlichung der Bühne? Zur Mediologie des Theaters der Moderne, 2019), Franz-Josef Deiters’ research focuses now on neo avant-garde theatre of the early 21st century.

In addition, his research areas range across the history of German literature and culture from the 18th century to the present, and the field of literary and philosophical aesthetics.

Recent Competitive Research Grants

"The First World War: Cultures of Remembrance in Australia and Germany" (Universities Australia – Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme, 2020-2021).

“The First World War in Australian and German Dramatic Literature” (Universities Australia – Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme, 2016-2017).

“The Actuality of Romanticism” (Group of Eight Australia – Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme, 2010-2011).

Research Supervision

Franz-Josef Deiters is available for supervision of MA and PhD projects in the fields of German literary and theatre studies (1700 to present) as well as the German philosophical tradition from Immanuel Kant to the present.

Community service

Mentor for the Pinnacle Foundation

Research area keywords

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

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Projects 2010 2021

The First World War: Cultures of Remembrance in Australia and Germany

Deiters, F., Dorrer, A. S., Barrett, A. S. & Regener, U.

1/01/2031/12/21

Project: Research

The Actuality of Romanticism

Benjamin, A. & Deiters, F.

Group of Eight Limited

1/01/1031/12/11

Project: Research

Research Output 1993 2019

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

Deiters, F-J. (ed.), Fliethmann, A. (ed.), Weller, C. (ed.), Lewis, A. (ed.) & Lang, B. (ed.), 2019, 1 ed. Freiburg i.Br./Berlin/Vienna: Rombach Verlag. 262 p. (Limbus: Australisches Jahrbuch für germanistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft/Australian Yearbook of German Literary and Cultural Studies; vol. 12, no. 1)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Verweltlichung der Bühne? Zur Mediologie des Theaters der Moderne

Translated title of the contribution: Worlding the stage? On the mediology of theatre in modernityDeiters, F-J., 2019, 1st ed. Berlin Germany: Erich Schmidt Verlag. 264 p. (Philologische Studien; vol. 274)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Von der dadaistischen Anti-Kunst zur politischen Aktion. Erwin Piscators Kampf gegen die Repräsentation

Translated title of the contribution: From Dadaist Anti-Art to Political Action. Erwin Piscator's Fight Against RepresentationDeiters, F-J., 2019, Kulturrebellen: Studien zur anarchistischen Moderne. Magerski, C. & Roberts, D. (eds.). 1 ed. Wiesbaden Germany: Springer, Vol. 1. p. 183-204 22 p.

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

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

Translated title of the contribution: The First World War in Drama - German and Australian Perspectives. IntroductionDeiters, 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

Prizes

Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities

Franz-Josef Deiters (Recipient), 17 Nov 2010

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 1999 2020

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

Australian-German Research Ambassador for the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) [German Academic Exchange Service]

Franz-Josef Deiters (Advisor)
1 Jan 202031 Dec 2021

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research organisation, centre or institute

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

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