Reinhart Meyer-Kalkus is scientific coordinator at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Studies) and professor of German literature at the University of Potsdam, where he has taught since 1996. Before that he worked for many years in Bonn and Paris at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). During 1998-1999 he was a Fellow of the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Since 1997 he teaches at the Potsdam University.
Main research interests: German and French literature since the seventeenth century, literature in performance, contemporary music, and history of the German Lied and the French Mélodie.
Main books: Wollust und Grausamkeit: Affektenlehre und Affektdarstellung in Lohensteins Dramatik am Beispiel von “Agrippina,” Göttingen 1986; Die akademische Mobilität zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich 1925-1992, Bonn 1994; Stimme und Sprechkünste im 20. Jahrhundert, Berlin 2001; György Ligeti/Gerhard Neuweiler: Motorische Intelligenz, ed. Reinhart Meyer-Kalkus, Berlin 2007.
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