Dr Stefan Hajduk

Stefan Hajduk
DAAD Lectorate
School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts

Stefan Hajduk was born in Duisburg (Rhineland), studied German literature, theatre, and philosophy in Frankfurt am Main, Rome, Naples, and Munich, where he graduated at Ludwig Maximilians University. He received a summa cum laude (honors) on his MA degree. His thesis, „Metapher und Subjekt“, was supervised by Professor Gerhard Neumann. He continued his studies in Berlin, where he obtained his PhD at Humboldt University and worked for the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.
His doctoral thesis, written under the supervision of Professor Hartmut Böhme (Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut HU Berlin) examined aesthetical figurations of the sublime in Robert Musil’s The Man without Qualities. Furthermore, it evidenced how modern poetics anticipated the deconstructive discourse effects in post-structural philosophy (published in 2000 by Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg). Between 1994 and 1997 he was granted several scholarships for study and research in philosophy (Naples, Italy: Istituto italiano per gli studi filosofici; Università Federico II) and in German Literature (Baltimore, USA: Johns Hopkins University).
From 2000 to 2005 Stefan was DAAD Lecturer in German for History of Literature at the at the University of Pune, Department of Foreign Languages, India, counsellor for Germany as a destination of research and study, director of the theatre ensemble Studio Puna at Goethe-Institute MMB, and Member of the Committee for DAAD scholarships in New Delhi. After a DAAD funded research stay in Berlin at the Humboldt University he worked from 2006 to 2009 as a Lecturer in German at two Departments in Ireland, at the University of Limerick and at the Mary Immaculate College in Limerick.

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Dr Stefan Hajduk

Stefan Hajduk was born in Duisburg (Rhineland), studied German literature, theatre, and philosophy in Frankfurt am Main, Rome, Naples, and Munich, where he graduated at Ludwig Maximilians University. He received a summa cum laude (honors) on his MA degree. His thesis, „Metapher und Subjekt“, was supervised by Professor Gerhard Neumann. He continued his studies in Berlin, where he obtained his PhD at Humboldt University and worked for the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.
His doctoral thesis, written under the supervision of Professor Hartmut Böhme (Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut HU Berlin) examined aesthetical figurations of the sublime in Robert Musil’s The Man without Qualities. Furthermore, it evidenced how modern poetics anticipated the deconstructive discourse effects in post-structural philosophy (published in 2000 by Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg). Between 1994 and 1997 he was granted several scholarships for study and research in philosophy (Naples, Italy: Istituto italiano per gli studi filosofici; Università Federico II) and in German Literature (Baltimore, USA: Johns Hopkins University).
From 2000 to 2005 Stefan was DAAD Lecturer in German for History of Literature at the at the University of Pune, Department of Foreign Languages, India, counsellor for Germany as a destination of research and study, director of the theatre ensemble Studio Puna at Goethe-Institute MMB, and Member of the Committee for DAAD scholarships in New Delhi. After a DAAD funded research stay in Berlin at the Humboldt University he worked from 2006 to 2009 as a Lecturer in German at two Departments in Ireland, at the University of Limerick and at the Mary Immaculate College in Limerick.

Topics in the history of literature and German culture. Current projects are:

I. Poetology of Stimmung. An Aesthetical Phenomenon and its Philosophical Reflexion (Goethe–Dilthey–Heidegger). By reconstructing philosophical positions in the history of the concept ‘Stimmung’ (mood, atmosphere, attunement) a theory is outlined; its practical usefulness is shown by the exemplary analysis of the novel which first implemented Stimmung as its structuring poetic principle: The Sorrows of Young Werther. Both the functional theory design and the poetological text interpretation aim at the rehabilitation of Stimmung in the practices of literary criticism, discursive reflection, and academic teaching.

II. Goethes Stimmungen (Moods). The History of an Aesthetic Phenomenon and the Beginnings of Literary Modernity. The objective of this project is the historical moulding of literary emotion into the conditions of the history of culture allowing Mood (Stimmung) to take the position of an aesthetic category. Goethe’s literary and scientific oeuvre is reinterpreted under a new phenomenological perspective hence revising former subject centred approaches based on concepts such as interiority, genius, and expression.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2006 - 2009 Lecturer in German University of Limerick
2000 - 2005 Lecturer in German University of Pune

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2005 - 2006 Fellowship DAAD Fellowship DAAD
1997 - 1997 Scholarship Ph.D. scholarship for free research Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
1994 - 1996 Scholarship Doctoral research scholarship Bundesland Berlin
1994 - 1996 Scholarship Seminar scholarships Istituto italiano per gli studi filosofici

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
German Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Italian Can read, speak and understand spoken

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
Humboldt University of Berlin Germany Dr. phil.
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Germany Magister Artium M.A.

Research Interests

Aesthetics, Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, German Language, Literary Studies, Literary Theory, Literature in German, Philosophy

Journals

Year Citation
2015 Hajduk, S. (2015). Montauk erscheint im Holozän. Literarisches Schreiben und Altern bei Max Frisch. F. Deiters, A. Fliethmann, B. Lang, A. Lewis & C. Weller (Eds.). Limbus: Australian Yearbook of German Literary and Cultural Studies, 8, 67-84.
2015 Hajduk, S. A. (2015). Angelika Jacobs: Stimmungskunst von Novalis bis Hofmannsthal. Arcadia, 50, 2, 1-7.
2015 Hajduk, S. (2015). The Mood of Art from Novalis to Hofmannsthal. ARCADIA, 50, 2, 474-480.
10.1515/arcadia-2015-0034
2015 Hajduk, S. (2015). Spuren der antike bei Robert Musil Zum «Mann ohne Eigenschaften» im transhistorischen kontext griechischer philosophie. F. Cercignani (Ed.). Studia Theodisca, 22, 5-32.
10.13130/1593-2478/6472
2012 Hajduk, S. (2012). Vom Reden über Stimmungen: Ihre Geschichte in der literaturwissenschaft, ihre aktuelle Erforschung und ihre Medialität. KulturPoetik: Journal for Cultural Poetics, 2011, 1, 76-96.
2012 Hajduk, S. (2012). Stimmungsorientiertes lesen und seine verdeckte theorie. KulturPoetik: Zeitschrift fuer kulturgeschichtliche Literaturwissenschaft, 12, 1, 142-146.
2012 Hajduk, S. (2012). Subliminale Modernität: Selbstreflexive strukturen in E.T.A Hofmanns Prinzessin Brambilla. Arcadia, 47, 2, 287-305.
10.1515/arcadia-2012-0023
2012 Hajduk, S. (2012). Esoterik der 'Macht, die über uns waltet und alles zum Besten lenkt'. Das Wissen vom Anderen in Goethes Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre. D. Purdy (Ed.). Goethe Yearbook, 19, 1, 165-183.
10.1353/gyr.2012.0001
2011 Hajduk, S. A. (2011). Die mythische Fremde des Ostens. Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Germanistik, 2, 157-161.
2011 Hajduk, S. (2011). Artistik und Stimmung: zur postnihilistischen Asthetik bei Gottfried Benn. Weimarer Beitrage, 57, 4, 529-549.
2010 Hajduk, S. A. (2010). ’Das Eigentliche bleibt doch zurück’. Zur Erotik und transgenerationellen Dynamik der Beziehungsverhältnisse in Fontanes Effi Briest. Fontane Blätter. Halbjahresschrift im Auftrag des Theodor-Fontane-Archivs und der Theodor-Fontane-Gesellschaft e.V., 89, 88-108.
2010 Hajduk, S. A. (2010). Goethes Gnostiker: Fausts vergessener Nihilismus und sein Streben nach Erlösungswissen. Goethe Yearbook, 17, 1, 89-116.
10.1353/gyr.0.0062
2009 Hajduk, S. (2009). Identitat und Verlust. der Wandel des Familienbildes und die Dynamik der Geniuspsychologie in 'Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre'. Weimarer Beitrage, 55, 2, 196-220.
2007 Hajduk, S. A. (2007). „Kultur als Spiel von Differenzen". Zeitschrift für Germanistik, 3, 683-684.
2007 Hajduk, S. (2007). System und Bedeutung: Zum Kulturtheater in Deutschland. Scenario: Journal for Drama and Theatre in Foreign and Second Language Education, 2007, 2, 51-62.
2006 Hajduk, S. (2006). "Effi Briest" in Poona. Zur Relektüre eines Klassikers aus ‘indischem’ Blickwinkel. Zeitschrift für Germanistik, 16, 3, 513-524.
10.3726/92114_513
2006 Hajduk, S. A. (2006). Die andere Toleranz. Zum ästhetischen Grundbild der ethischen Wahrnehmung. German Studies in India. Aktuelle Beiträge aus der indischen Germanistik / Germanistik in Indien, 117-144.
2005 Hajduk, S. A. (2005). Experiment und Revolution. Zur ästhetischen Theorie des historischen Naturalismus. Weimarer Beiträge. Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft, Ästhetik und Kulturwissenschaften, 51, 2, -.
2004 Hajduk, S. A. (2004). „Sprache als Fremde. Deutschlernen gestern und heute am Beispiel Indiens“. Info DaF Informationen Deutsch als Fremdsprache, 31, 4, 444-454.
2003 Hajduk, S. A. (2003). „Smart Stranger – Prakash Chitale’s Novel The Works“. Materials Management Review, VI, 4, 8-12.

Books

Year Citation
2017 Hajduk, S. A. (2017). Die Stimmung und die Dichtung. Zur Grundlegung einer ästhetischen Kategorie bei Wilhelm Dilthey.
2016 Hajduk, S. A. (2016). Poetologie der Stimmung: Ein ästhetisches Phänomen der frühen Goethezeit. Bielefeld: Walter de Gruyter GmbH.
2000 Hajduk, S. A. (2000). Die Figur des Erhabenen. Robert Musils ästhetische Transgression der Moderne. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2017 Hajduk, S. A. (2017). Das Gefühl der Fremde und das Eigene der Literatur. Max Frischs Poetik des Emigrantischen und die aktuelle Herausforderung an den Begriff von Kultur. In Morgan, Peter (Ed.), “Das Fremde und das Eigene” St. Ingbert:
2017 Hajduk, S. A. (2017). Goethe’s 'Die Leiden des jungen Werther' and the Language of Emotion. In I. Eidt (Ed.), Festschrift for the 50th anniversary of the Dallas Goethe center
2012 Hajduk, S. (2012). Kann es eine Theorie der Stimmung geben? Probleme philosophischer Begriffsbildung und methodischer Grundlegung bei Wilhelm Dilthey. In H. Arburg & S. Rickenbacher (Eds.), Concordia discors. Asthetiken der Stimmung zwischen Literaturen, Kunsten und Wissenschaften (pp. 281-293). Germany: Konigshausen & Neumann.
2011 Hajduk, S. (2011). 'Barely explicable power of the word, that separates and conjoins' : Gottfried Benn's problems of poetry and their poetology of existence. In G. Hoffmann, R. Magshamhrain, M. Pajevic & M. Shields (Eds.), German and European Poetics after the Holocaust: Crisis and Creativity (pp. 137-157). Rochester, NY, USA: Camden House.
10.7722/j.ctt81ng6
2011 Hajduk, S. (2011). "Ein sonderbares Entsetzen": Zur Dramatik der (Ver-)Stimmungen in Ludwig Tiecks Der Abschied. In U. Breuer & N. Wegmann (Eds.), Athenäum 2011: Jahrbuch der Friedrich Schlegel-Gesellschaft (pp. 69-104). Paderborn, Germany: Ferdinand Schoeningh.
2008 Hajduk, S. A. (2008). Individualität und Interkulturalität. Vom hermeneutischen Wert philosophischer Reflexion in der Literaturvermittlung. In . (Ed.), German Studies in India: Beiträge aus der Germanistik in Indien (pp. 97-108). München: IUDICIUM.
2004 Hajduk, S. A. (2004). „Ästhetik und Ethik der Toleranz“. In H. R. Yousefi & K. Fischer (Eds.), Interkulturelle Orientierung: Grundlegung des Toleranz-Dialogs, Teil II: Angewandte Interkulturalität. Angewandte Ethik Nordhausen:
2003 Hajduk, S. A. (2003). „Vom fremden Eigenen zum Anderen selbst. Zur literaturwissenschaftlichen Interkulturalität in Theorie und Praxis“. In U. Riedner & A. Wolff (Eds.), Grammatikvermittlung – Literaturreflexion – Wissenschaftspropädeutik – Qualifizierung für eine transnationale Kommunikation (pp. 18-32). Regensburg:

Conference Items

Year Citation
2017 Hajduk, S. T. (2017). KARL PHILIPP MORITZ’ ÄSTHETISCHE IDEE EINER MUSIK ALS SPRACHE DER EMPFINDUNGEN UND DIE ALLEGORISCHE AKTUALISIERUNG VON SPHÄRENHARMONIE IM ANDREAS HARTKNOPF. XIII. IVG-Kongress Shanghai 2015. Shanghai.
2008 Hajduk, S. (2008). Stimmung und Innovation: Ästhetiktheoretische Überlegungen zur Moderne. Internationalen Germanistenkongresses. Paris.

Original Creative Works

Year Citation
2015 Hajduk, S., (2015). Herders Ideen einer 'Logik des Affekts' und einer 'aesthetischen Poetik'. Zur relativen Identität literarischer Gattungen unter komparatistischen und transkulturellen Aspekten, Peter Lang,

Research Funding

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
         

Teaching Activities 

Stefan teaches German Literature, Culture and Language at all levels of the BA (year 1-3) and the Honours program (year 4).

Courses Developed

Date Course Title Institution Course Level/ Code URL
         

Courses Taught

Date Course Title Institution Course Level/ Code URL
        http://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/104984/1/sem-1/2015

Research-based Degree Supervisions

Advanced B.A., Honours, Masters and Ph.D. thesis supervision:  Stefan welcomes proposals from students who would like to work on topics in German literature, philosophy, theatre, and film.

Past thesis he has supervised include the following:

Date Role Thesis Title Institution Student Name
2013 Sem 1 & 2 Supervisor Honours ... Film, Herzog Department of German Studies, University of Adelaide  
2015 Sem 2 Supervisor B.A. Advanced The quest for classical unity, and the boundaries between life and myth in Goethe’s Italian Journey Department of German Studies, University of Adelaide

Karl Stuklis

 

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2013 - ongoing Member RAMP Australia
2013 - ongoing Member GSAA Australia
2007 - ongoing Member IRMG Germany
2000 - ongoing Representative DAAD Germany

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2004 - 2005 Board Member DAAD Scholarships DAAD India
Position
DAAD Lectorate
Phone
83130139
Fax
8313 4341
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Napier Building
Room Number
8 12
Org Unit
German Studies

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