FRANKFURT. Goethe University's Klaus Heyne-Award for
Research into German Romanticism, endowed with 15,000 euros, is bestowed every
two years to young scholars from Germany and abroad who are in their
qualification phase and have made an outstanding academic contribution to
Romanticism research. Launched in 2021, the award is now being announced for
the second time. Applicants are not restricted to one discipline, such as
literary studies, but may come from other disciplines, such as art history,
musicology, or philosophy.
The award and the associated prize money
consist of two components: 5,000 euros will be awarded on a non-earmarked basis,
while 10,000 euros will be made available to the recipient for the conception
and organization of a conference on Romantic research.
Interested parties can submit their
application documents until January 31, 2023. The award winner will be honored
at a ceremony held at Goethe University on October 11, 2023.
The new science award is made possible by
a generous bequest from pediatrician Prof. Dr. Klaus Heyne (1937-2017), whose
particular passion was the art and literature of German Romanticism.
The first recipient of the new science award
in 2021 was Dr. Joanna Raisbeck, a literary scholar teaching at Oxford, who was
honored for the innovative achievement of her dissertation "Poetic
Metaphysics in Karoline von Günderrode." In 2022, she received the Novalis
Prize for the same work. With the help of the Heyne Award, Raisbeck recently
hosted an international conference on “Romantic Materialities" at Goethe
University. Thanks to the cooperation between the Heyne Award and the Freies
Deutsches Hochstift – one of Germany's oldest cultural institutes and a
non-profit research institution – she was also able to curate an exhibition of
Karoline von Günderrode's manuscripts at the Deutsches Romantik-Museum, which
is on view until mid-December.
Contact and further information:
Frederike Middelhoff (W1 professorship for Modern German Literature with a
focus on Romantic Studies)