Zeller Photo Office ShotChristoph Zeller is a Professor of German Studies and European Studies and an award-winning scholar and teacher. He considers himself fortunate to have taught as a DAAD lecturer in Poland, to have been a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Washington in Seattle, and to have received two major grants from Vanderbilt University for his research projects. Trained as a literary scholar at the University of Stuttgart with a solid interest in historical developments, he focuses on literature, media, and culture, centering on philosophical concepts and their impact on individuals and groups, including fiction and nonfiction, art and architecture, politics and people. His essays appeared in leading journals such as Poetica, The Germanic Review, IASL, Arcadia, German Studies Review, LiLi, and Jahrbuch für internationale Germanistik.

Zeller’s books include Werte: Geschichte eines Versprechens (Values: History of a Promise, 2nd edition, Heidelberg: J.B. Metzler 2022), Ästhetik des Authentischen: Literatur und Kunst um 1970 (Aesthetics of Authenticity: Literature and Art around 1970, Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2010), and Allegorien des Erzählens: Wilhelm Raabes Jean-Paul-Lektüre (Allegories of Narration: Wilhelm Raabe Reads Jean Paul, Stuttgart and Weimar: J.B. Metzler 1999) as well as the edited volumes Collecting in the Twenty-First Century: From Museums to the Web (with Johannes Endres, Rochester and New York: Camden House 2022), Heinrich von Kleist – Style and Concept: Explorations in Literary Dissonance (with Dieter Sevin, Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter 2013), Literarische Experimente: Medien, Kunst, Texte seit 1950 (Literary Experiments: Media, Art, Texts since 1950, Heidelberg: Winter 2012), and Transmedialität: Zur Ästhetik paraliterarischer Verfahren (Transmediality: On the Aesthetics of Para-Literature, with Urs Meyer and Roberto Simanowski, Göttingen: Wallstein 2006) .