Professor of German and International Literature.
JW born in Munich, studied in Munich and Siena.
PhD on Stefan George. Habilitation on the Crises
of Dialoge around 1800 in European Literature.
Professor of Comparative Literature at the Universities
of Munich, Bamberg, Metz, Paris VIII and Tübingen.
Initiator of various European projects as „WerteWelten“,
„Forum of Literature“ and – since 2017 – the „Cassandra
Project“ supported by the German Ministery of Defense.
Books on (selection)
„The Eastetics of Violence“, the phenomenon of trust,
European fiction , World Literature, Cassandra and a
History of European Cultures.
Winner of the “prix de la laicite république“ France.