Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster: Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration

Christine Lienau


1996-2003 Masters Degree and Teaching Certification in Romance Languages, History and Philosophy within the framework of the integrated course of study of the Universities of Mainz and Dijon

1996-2002 Fellowship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

2004-2007 Fellowship of the Ph.D. program “Classicism and Romanticism in the European Context“ at the University of Gießen

2000-2005 Research assistant at the Institute for the History of Religion in the West and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Mainz

2003-2005 Tutorials in French Literature at the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Mainz

2006/2007 Course taught in “Theories and Methods of Literary Study“ in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Mainz

since 2008 Coworker on the Research Project “Catholic Poetics” in the Center of Excellence “Cultural Foundations of Integration” at the University of Konstanz

Research Areas

French Prose of the 19th and early 20th centuries, French Church History, French Intellectual History; Narrative Theory, Literary Sociology

Function within the Center

Research Project: “Catholic Poetics: Catholic Formalist Thought and Plans for Catholic Literature after the World Wars” (with Dr. des. Sebastian Susteck)

Selected Publications


“’Et d’abord, nous sommes catholiques.’ Le Sillon as a Literary Journal in the crise moderniste“, in: König, Torsten u.a. (Hrsg.): Rand-Betrachtungen. Beiträge zum 21. Forum Junge Romanistik, Bonn: Romanistischer Verlag, 2006, 451-466.

Encyclopedia Articles

“Convention“, “Cult“ and “Type/Typical“, in: Trebeß, Achim (Hrsg.): Metzler Lexikon Ästhetik. Kunst, Medien, Design und Alltag, Stuttgart/Weimar: J.B. Metzler, 2006, 205, 211 bzw. 392.