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Name: Prof. Dr. Christoph Bode
Born: May 13, 1952

1. Education and Employment

2019 Visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (May)
2018 Retirement (April); Erasmus Scholar at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Poland (June)
2015 September: Visiting Professor at the University of Sichuan at Chengdu, China
2015 May-June: Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
2012 Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley
2001–2018 Chair of Modern English Literature, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU) (after rejecting parallel offer from Heidelberg University)
1997 Visiting Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
1992-2001 Professor of English and American Literature, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
1989-90 Professor of English and American Literature, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen (temp. replacement)
1986-92 Associate Professor, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
1986 Habilitation, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
1977-86 Assistant Professor, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
1978-80 Alternative social service as conscientious objector
1978 Ph.d., Philipps-Universität Marburg
1976 State Examination, Philipps-Universität Marburg
1971-76 Reads English, Geography, and Philosophy at Philipps-Universität Marburg and at University College Cardiff

2. Research Grants and Fellowships, Awards and Prizes, Invitations, Academic and Scholarly Functions

2019 First Robert Welch Lecture at the University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland (June);
summer school "Ästhetische Eigenzeiten", Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Juli/August);
by invitation, organizer and chair of Special GER Session at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) conference in Chicago (August);
keynote on Future Narratives at the Screenwriting Research Network conference, Catholic University of Portugal, Porto (September);
two weeks' lecture tour through Japan, with stops at Fukuoka, Kyoto, and Tokyo (special JAER event at Arcadia Ichigaya Hall plus lecture at Waseda University, Tokyo) (October/November)
2018 Lectures at the Sorbonne, Paris, and the University of Lund, Sweden (April);
"Narrative and Cross-cultural Humanities" conference in Hong Kong (May);
plenary lecture at the Annual Convention of Polish Anglicists in Lodz (June);
plenary lecture at the Lisbon conference on "Coffee, Bread, and Chocolate", Center for the Humanities, NOVA FCSH (October);
public lecture on the bicentenary of Frankenstein at the Pforzheimer Collection in the New York Public Library and keynote on the same topic at the annual Japan Shelley Society conference, Japan Shelley Center at Rutsimeikan University Kyoto (October, December, respectively);
plenary and workshop at the Fourth Scientific Forum of the LMU Chinese Academic Network (ChAN), Beijing (November);
lecture at Doshisha University Kyoto (November)
2017 Special lectures at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris (April) and at Schiller's Gartenhaus, Jena (May);
May 27–June 3: guest of the Chinese University of Hong Kong;
plenary lecture at the Annual Convention of Polish Anglicists in Gdansk (June);
Annual Research Lecture at the Center for Interdisciplinary Religious Studies at Philipps-Universität Marburg (July);
August 11–14: by invitation, organizer and chair of Special GER Session at the NASSR Conference in Ontario, Kanada;
November 27–29: plenary lecture, organizer and chair of workshop at the Third Scientific Forum of the LMU Chinese Academic Network (ChAN), LMU Munich
2016 April-September: Mercator Fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG) for Graduate School "Modell Romantik" at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany;
June 15–19: guest of the Rome Center of the University of Washington, Seattle;
August 11–14: by invitation, organizer and chair of Special GER Session at the NASSR Conference in Berkeley, CA;
September 29–October 4: guest of the Chinese University of Hong Kong;
October 21: Inaugural Lecture of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar, Senate Building of the University of London (the London-Paris-Romanticism Seminar involves Queen Mary, Birkbeck, and King's College London, as well as the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, the Université Paris-Sorbonne, the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, the Université Paris Diderot, the University of London Institute in Paris, and the Société d’Études du Romantisme Anglais);
November 20–22: plenary lecture at the Second Scientific Forum of the LMU Chinese Academic Network (ChAN), Hangzhou, China
2015– Advisory Board, LMU-China Academic Network (ChAN)
2015– Advisory Board, Comparative Literature: East & West (PR of China)
2015– Advisory Board, International Association of Byron Societies
2015 April: Admitted to "High-End Foreign Experts" program of the People's Republic of China, to be taken up in 2015ff. at the University of Sichuan at Chengdu, China
2015 Research Fellow, St Catherine's, Oxford, January through March; invited lectures in the "Romanticism Research Seminar" and in the "St Catherine's Research Talk Series"
2015 February: Walker Ames Lecture Award of the University of Washington, Seattle
2014 November 28: Opening plenary lecture at the "Norden / North: Anglo-Scandinavian Exchanges 1700-1850" conference at St Mary's, Twickenham, on Mary Wollstonecraft's travels ins Scandinavia
2014 Negotiates special relationship agreement between the German Society for English Romanticism (GER) and the Nordic Association for Romantic Studies (NARS); Advisory Board Romantik
2014 June 13: Plenary lecture at the supernumerary conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) "Romantic Connections", Tokyo University, Japan, June 12-15
2014 May 15-18: Member of a 14-head delegation of the Academia Europaea (AE) to attend AE/Tsinghua University Beijing conference on "HSS, Globalization, and China" at Tsinghua University Beijing, China – followed by invitations to become Visiting Professor at both Tsinghua University Beijing and at the University of Sichuan, Chengdu, to be taken up in 2015 and following years
2014 January through April: lectures at Schwäbische Akademie Kloster Irsee, Freie Universität Berlin and his alma mater, Philipps-Universität Marburg (all in Germany)
2013 Bundesverdienstkreuz (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany)
2013– External reviewer, Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, School of Historical Studies (renewed for 2014 and 2015)
2013 Organizes, as both President of the German Society for English Romanticism (GER) and local organizer, first joint conference of GER and the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR), Munich, October 10-13
2013 By invitation, organizer and chair of a double session at the NASSR conference, Boston, MA, August 8-11
2013 By invitation, guest at the Rome Center of the University of Washington, Seattle, May May 28 – June 2
2013– Full Member, Humanwissenschaftliches Zentrum (HWZ) [Human Science Center] at LMU Munich
2012– Advisory board, Pacific Coast Philology (journal of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association [PAMLA], regional branch of the Modern Language Association of America [MLA])
2012– Editorial board, European Romantic Review
2011-12 Member, External Evaluation Board, German Historical Institute London, for the Max-Weber-Stiftung, as only non-historian on the board
2011 Elected member, Academia Europaea
2011 By invitation, organizer and chair of a double session at the NASSR conference, Park City, Utah, August 11-14
2011– Advisory board, prospective book series Edinburgh Series in Romanticism (Edinburgh UP), editorial boards, Miscelánea: A Journal of English and American Studies (Spain) and Victoriographies: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-1914 (Edinburgh UP)
2011 Negotiates special membership agreement between the Japanese Association for English Romanticism (JAER) and the German Society for English Romanticism (GER)
2010 December 16-17, at the invitation of L'Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7 and the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, guest of honour at the colloquium "Mélancolyre: Lire et penser la mélancolie romantique"
2010 November: two weeks' lecture tour through Japan, following invitations from Nagoya University, Tohoku University at Sendai, Chuo University at Tokyo, as well as Waseda University, Tokyo
2010 By invitation, organizer and chair of two sessions at the conference of NASSR, Vancouver, August 18-22
2010– Permanent Fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
2010–12 Member of the Advisory Board of NASSR
2009– Occasional columnist and reviewer for Times Higher Education
2009 November: By special invitation of the universities Paris 3 (Sorbonne Nouvelle) and Paris 7 (Denis Diderot) as well as of the Société d'Etudes du Romantisme Anglais (SERA) academic sojourn in Paris with lecture for both universities
2009– Referee for the European Research Council
2008– Advanced Investigator Grant of the European Research Council (900.000 €) for research project "Narrating Futures" (three years' sabbatical as from April 1, 2009)
2008 November: US lecture tour, following invitations from the universities of Georgetown (Washington, D.C.), Yale, Colorado (Boulder, Col.), UC Los Angeles, Washington (Seattle, Wash.), and UC Berkeley
Inauguration of joint UC Berkeley-LMU Munich research group, "The Heterogeneity of Romanticism", involving 10 professors from Berkeley and 5 from LMU
2008-09 Extra sabbatical year, funded by LMUexcellent (DFG – German Research Foundation, Exzellenzinitiative, 3. Förderlinie), for research on the history and theory of British travel writing
2008 Special seminar on "British Romantics in Italy", Venice International University, co-taught with Prof. Angela Esterhammer, March 10-14, 2008
2008 Organizer of first joint conference of the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) and the German Society for English Romanticism, Munich, February 21-24
2007–11 Member of the University Council (Universitätsrat) of Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
2007 Christensen Fellow, St Catherine's, Oxford University
2007 By invitation, organizer and chair of special session at the joint NASSR/BARS conference, Bristol
2007-08 Extra sabbatical year, funded by DFG, for research on the discursive construction of identity in British Romanticism
2006-08 Steering Committee, The New Wordsworth Summer Conference, Grasmere
2006– Corresponding Centenary Fellow, English Association (FEA)
2005– Member, Münchener Kompetenz-Zentrum Ethik (Munich Centre for Ethics)
2005 Funding for International Conference on European Romanticism, Munich, DFG
2005– German-Canadian-Swiss Research Group, "Discursive Constructions of Identity"
2005 By invitation, organizer and chair of double session at the NASSR conference, Montreal
2005 Negotiates special membership agreement between BARS and the German Society for English Romanticism (GER)
2004– Advisory Board, European Romantic Review
2004 Invited Plenary Speaker at the NASSR conference, Boulder, CO; negotiates special membership agreement between NASSR and the German Society for English Romanticism (GER)
2004– Professorial member of the Prüfungshauptausschuss G, Bavaria
2002 Advisor, House Committee on Culture and Sciences, Bavarian Parliament
2002 Chair Jury, Prize for Best Habilitation Thesis, Deutscher Anglistenverband
2001– President, German Society for English Romanticism (re-elected in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011)
2001-2007 Fulbright Liaison Person for LMU Munich (effectively for Technical University Munich as well)
2001 Chair Jury, Prize for Best Journalism, Deutscher Anglistenverband
2000-06 European Convener for the Wordsworth Summer Conference, Grasmere
2000 Travel Grant for Research in the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
1998-2002 Board member of the Deutscher Anglistenverband
1999–2018 Editorial board, Aldoux Huxley Annual
1998–2018 Curator, International Aldous Huxley Society
1997 Travel Grant, Fulbright Commission
1995– Editorial Board, Erfurt Electronic Studies
1994-95 Research Grant for project on Travel Writing, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
1990– Editorial board, Litteraria Pragensia
1988 Prize for Best Habilitation Thesis in the German-speaking countries in the period of 1984-88, Deutscher Anglistentag (for Ästhetik der Ambiguität)
1976 Ph.d. Research Scholarship, DFG
1973-74 Scholarship, Anglistenprogramm DAAD

Referee and reader for:

European Research Council, Princeton Institute for Advanded Study, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Volkswagenstiftung, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Max-Weber-Stiftung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Fulbright Commission, Cusanus-Werk, Studies in Romanticism, European Romantic Review, Literature Compass, Routledge.