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Prof. Dr. Rainer Stollmann

: Prof. Dr. Rainer Stollmann

German Press Research


Professor of Cultural Theory and Cultural History in Cultural Studies at the University of Bremen. After studying German philology and History, he received his doctorate with a thesis on fascism and literature, worked as a research assistant on literature of the 18th and 19th century, and  in 1986 he founded - along with others - the study program Cultural Studies in Bremen. In the same year he became director of the cooperation with the Dickinson College (Pennsylvania, USA) and there Assistant Professor. 1995 post-doctoral dissertation on "Nature and culture of laughter". 

Research interests

Literature and history of the 20th Century (Focus: Alexander Kluge), laughter and laughter cultures (grotesque, jokes, comicality) from its beginnings until today, film history, media history, critical theory.