Oliver Lubrich is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Bern in Switzerland. Previously, he was Junior Professor of Rhetoric at the Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature and the Cluster of Excellence “Languages of Emotion” at Freie Universität Berlin.
He was visiting professor at the University of Chicago; California State University, Long Beach; Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico; and Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. He published books on Shakespeare’s Self-Deconstruction (2001) and Post-Colonial Poetics (2004). Among others, Lubrich’s research revolves around experimental rhetorics, Alexander von Humboldt, Jewish studies and anti-Semitism, travel and contemporary literature, as well as the history and theory of theatre.