Sabine Doering

Sabine Doering
  • University of Oldenburg
  • Professor
  • Residential Fellow (2014-2015)
  • "Concepts of Blessing in Hölderlin’s Poetic Work"

Sabine Doering is full professor (chair) for modern German literature at the University of Oldenburg and specializes in the history of German classicism and romanticism, and contemporary literature as well. Since completing her Ph.D. thesis, much of her research is dedicated to the work and life of Friedrich Hölderlin (1770–1843).

Her monographs include Aber was ist diß? Formen und Funktionen der Frage in Hölderlins dichterischem Werk (1992); Die Schwestern des Doktor Faust. Eine Geschichte der weiblichen Faustgestalten (2001); Klassik. Geschichte und Begriff (with G. Schulz, 2003); and Heinrich von Kleist. Literaturwissen für Schule und Studium (new edition 2009). She has more than 80 articles and scholarly writings, 30 critical reviews, and more than 150 literary reviews in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. She is co-editor of the Hölderlin-Jahrbuch and has served as a co-editor of the Kleist-Jahrbuch for more than ten years. She co-edited several books, among them Hölderlin and Leopardi (2011), Orpheus und Sappho auf Lesbos (2011), and Aus der Klinik ins Haus am Neckar. Der ‘Fall’ Hölderlin (2013).

Professor Doering serves as the president of the international Hölderlin Society (since 2010). She is a member of the executive board of the ‘Forschungszentrum Klassik’ (Weimar) and a member of several juries for literary awards. In spring 2013, she served as Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Notre Dame.