Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Neubauer


Prof.
Dr. Hans-Joachim Neubauer

Professor of Cross-genre Storytelling Screenwriting / Dramaturgy program

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Hans-Joachim Neubauer obtained his Abitur degree in Neuss and subsequently did his alternative national service in Freiburg and Osnabrück. After studying General and Comparative Literature Studies, Theater Studies, and German Studies, he earned a PhD degree from Freie Universität (FU) Berlin under the supervision of Eberhard Lämmert. From 1990 to 1995, he was a research assistant at FU Berlin's Institute for General and Comparative Literature Studies. Between 1995 and 2002, he worked a freelance writer and journalist for Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and various radio stations. Moreover, he was a writer and dramaturg for the inmate theater group "AufBruch" of the Berlin-based Tegel Penitentiary from 1997 to 1999. In 2000, he obtained a double venia legendi in Modern German Literature and General Literature Studies and was appointed associate professor at FU Berlin. In the years to follow, Neubauer worked as an arts editor for Rheinischer Merkur (2002-2010), as an editor for the Christ & Welt supplement to Die Zeit (2010-2015), and (from 2013 to 2015) as a visiting professor of Cultural Journalism at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). Between 2014 and 2015, he was head of the program. Neubauer has been a professor of Cross-genre Storytelling at Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf since April 2015.

Specialty

Dramaturgy

Research and Teaching Interests

Comparative esthetics, cultural history of the media, artistic research

Further Activities

  • 2002-2016: Creator and head of the Literarisches Tandem authors-in-residence program funded by the Berlin-based Stiftung Brandenburger Tor  
  • Since 2015: Member of the board of the Institute for Artistic Research of Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
  • 2016: Member of the international ecumenical jury of the Berlin International Film Festival

Selected Publications (Author) 

  • 2009: Fama. Eine Geschichte des Gerüchts. Revised and updated reprint. Berlin: Matthes & Seitz Berlin.
  • "Fama" has been translated into Chinese, English, Finnish, Japanese, Korean, Croatian, and Spanish, with further translations in preparation.  
  • 2005: Der Fluch der Urne. Political thriller. Berlin: Karin Kramer Verlag
  • (previously available online at sueddeutsche.de).
  • 2003: Einschluss. Bericht aus einem Gefängnis. Berlin: Berlin Verlag (paperback).
  • 2003: In der Mitte der Literatur. Das Literarische Colloquium Berlin. Berlin: LCB.
  • 2001: Einschluss. Bericht aus einem Gefängnis. Berlin: Berlin Verlag (hardcover).
  • 2001: Zeitenwechsel. Das Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD. Berlin: b + s.
  • 1998: Fama. Eine Geschichte des Gerüchts. Berlin: Berlin Verlag.
  • 1994: Judenfiguren. Drama und Theater im frühen 19. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt am Main/ New York: Campus. 

Selected Publications (Editor)

  • 2017: Autoren-Wetter. Das Literarische Tandem der Stiftung Brandenburger Tor. Sprache im technischen Zeitalter, special issue.
  • 2017: Mit Kant am Ast der Dummheit sägen (reissue). Freiburg: Herder.
  • 2016: Mein Leben für die Liebe. Gespräche mit Ernesto Cardenal, Göttingen: Steidl (with Ronald Grätz).
  • 2016: Human Rights Watch: Einsatz für die Menschenrechte. Gespräche, Göttingen: Steidl (with Ronald Grätz).
  • 2016: Human Rights Watch: Struggling for a Humane World. Interviews, Göttingen: Steidl (with Ronald Grätz).
  • 2016: Mit Nietzsche die Langsamkeit entdecken (reissue). Freiburg: Herder.
  • 2015: Im Grunde wie wir. Das Literarische Tandem der Stiftung Brandenburger Tor. Sprache im technischen Zeitalter, special issue.
  • 2013: Mein Leben für Europa. Gespräche mit Jacques Delors, Göttingen: Steidl (with Ronald Grätz).
  • 2011: Mein Leben für die Gerechtigkeit. Gespräche mit Carla Del Ponte, Göttingen: Steidl (with Ronald Grätz).
  • 2011: Abschied zuerst. Das Literarische Tandem der Stiftung Brandenburger Tor. Sprache im technischen Zeitalter, special issue (with Monika Grütters).
  • 2008: Mit Luther Klartext reden. Freiburg: Herder (with Christiane Seiler).
  • 2008: Mit Marx richtig reich werden. Freiburg: Herder (with Christiane Seiler).
  • 2008: Sehnsuchtsort Berlin. Das Literarische Tandem der Stiftung Brandenburger Tor. Sprache im technischen Zeitalter, special issue (with Monika Grütters).
  • 2007: Mit Hegel dem Weltgeist auf der Spur. Freiburg: Herder (with Christiane Seiler).
  • 2006: Mit Schopenhauer gelassen durchs Leben. Freiburg: Herder (with Christiane Seiler). 
  • 2006: Mit Nietzsche die Langsamkeit entdecken. Freiburg: Herder.
  • 2006: Mit Kant am Ast der Dummheit sägen. Freiburg: Herder.
  • 2005: Offenbar Europa. Das Literarische Tandem der Stiftung Brandenburger Tor. Sprache im technischen Zeitalter, special issue (with Monika Grütters).
  • Moreover, Neubauer has published numerous essays, portraits, and reports in leading German media outlets. Many of his plays have been staged at various German theaters.

Scholarships and Awards

  • 1988-1990: Scholarship of TU Berlin's Research Center on Anti-Semitism (ZfA)
  • 1994: Joachim Tiburtius Award of the State of Berlin
  • 1995-96: Research scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): fellow of the Paris-based Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (FMSH)
  • 1998-2000: Postgraduate scholarship of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Research subject: "The Poetics and Cultural History of Rumors – Approaches to Informal Communication in Different Literary and Media Practices".
  • 1999: Staging of Neubauer's play Tegel Alexanderplatz (directed by Roland Brus) at the "Theater der Welt" international theater festival
  • 2003: Research fellow of the Berlin Academy of Arts (development of a new concept for the school's Young Academy in collaboration with Roland Brus and Mark Siemons) 
  • 2006: Honorary professor of Literary Adaptation and Contemporary Literature at HFF Konrad Wolf