Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Wegmann

Nikolaus Wegmann is Professor of German at Princeton University (USA). He is a Germanist with a strong interest in media culture, received his intellectual training at Bielefeld (Promotion), Cornell University, and Köln (Habilitation). He has taught German literature at Bielefeld and Köln and media studies at Potsdam, the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen München, and at the Institut für Theater, Film und Fernsehwissenschaft Köln. Wegmann took part in large scale research projects on the history of philology (Bielefeld) and on the intersection of media and cultural communication as Sonderforschungsbereich Medien und kulturelle Kommunikation (Köln, Bonn, Aachen). His research, focused on the intersection of philology and media studies, deals with basic intellectual techniques such as (re-)reading, collective reading, note-taking, or searching and finding. Currently he is co-editing the Historical Dectionary of Media In-Use (Historisches Wörterbuch des Mediengebrauchs). He is vice president of the Friedrich-Schlegel-Gesellschaft and co-editor of Athenäum. Jahrbuch der Friedrich-Schlegel-Gesellschaft. He is a founding member of the American Friends of Marbach (AFM), and a co-founder of the Princeton-Weimar-Summer School for Media Studies.