for the english reader


Christoph König, Professor of German Literature at the University of Osnabrück 

List of publications in English

  • „The Unutterable as a Mode of Utterance: Wittgenstein’s Two Remarks on »Count Eberhard’s Hawthorn« by Ludwig Uhland“, Wittgenstein-Studien 12 (2021), no. 1 : 91-110.
  • How to Modernize Hermeneutics: Reading of Rilke’s Late Poems„, in: ed. Iwo Amelunga Joachim Kurtz, Reading the Signs: Philology, History, Prognostication. Festschrift for Michael Lackner (München: IUDICIUM Verlag, 2018): 237-267.
  • „Christoph König to Wolfgang Hildesheimer, 22.3.1984, Innsbruck“, in ed. Stephan Braese together with Olga Blank and Thomas Wild, Wolfgang Hildesheimer. »Alles andere steht in meinem Roman«. Zwölf Briefwechsel (Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2017): 502-503.
  • Jean Bollack: The Art of Reading. From Homer to Paul Celan, translated by cathrine Porter and Susan Tarrow with Bruce King, ed. Christoph König, Leonard Muellner, Gregory Nagy and Sheldon Pollock (Cambridge/Massachusetts/London: Harvard University Press, 2016) (Hellenic Studies 73).
  • „The Limits of Cyclization. Friedrich Schlegel’s Notes ›On Philology‹ as a Form of the Novel ›Lucinde‹“, Philological Encounters (2016), no. 1:105-130.
  • Jean Bollack (1923-2012): Speech at the memorial service for Peter Szondi on 16 November 1971 at the crematorium Berlin-Wilmersdorf, made available by Christoph König, Geschichte der Germanistik. Historische Zeitschrift für die Philologien 47/48 (2015): 106-108.
  • „The Intelligence of Philological Praxis: On the Interpretation of Rilke’s Sonnet ›O komm und geh‹“, in ed. Sheldon Pollock, Benjamin Elman and Kevin Chang, World Philology (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2015): 285-310.
  • Philological Understanding. Ethics, Method and Style in the Work of Peter Szondi“, in ed. Susanne Zepp, Textual Understanding and Historical Experience. On Peter Szondi (Paderborn: Fink, 2015) (MAKOM 11): 71-88.
  • „The Fate of Poetry: On the interpretation of Rilke’s Sonnet ‘Giebt es sie wirklich die Zeit, die zerstörende?’ „, International Consortium for Research in the Humanities. Fate, Freedom and Prognostication. Strategies for Coping with the Future of East and Europe. Selected Lectures, IKGF Erlangen, June 5, 2012; also published in German as „Das Schicksal der Poesie: Zu Rilkes Sonett ‚Giebt es wirklich die Zeit, die zerstörende?’“, IKGF Occasional Papers, 2012.
  • „Donald Berger: ›Written While Walking‹ and ›Tom Madigan‹“, Limen. Mehrsprachige Zeitschrift für zeitgenössische Dichtung 2 (2013): 31-40.
  • Critique today. The University and Literature around 1968„, Telos 144 (Fall 2008): 173–179.
  • Reflections of Reading. On Paul Celan and Peter Szondi„, transl. Michael M. Taylor, Telos 140 (2007): 147–175.
  • Cultural History as Enlightenment. Remarks on Ludwig Geiger’s Experiences of Judaism, Philology, and Goethe„, in ed. Klaus L. Berghahn and Jost Hermand, Goethe in German-Jewish Culture (Rochester: Camden House, 2001): 65–83; also published as „Aufklärungskulturgeschichte. Bemerkungen zu Judentum, Philologie und Goethe bei Ludwig Geiger“, in ed. Stephen D. Dowden and Meike G. Werner, German Literature, Jewish Critics. The Brandeis Symposium, (Rochester: Camden House. 2002): 59–76.
  • „Project on the History of German Studies“, Dimension2. Contemporary German-Language Literature 3 (1996) no. 2, 172-173.

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