FRANKFURT. For the first time in 2021, innovative
contributions to the study of Romanticism can be awarded the Goethe
University’s Klaus Heyne-Award. The new award, endowed with 15,000 euros, is
aimed at early-career scholars from Germany and abroad who are in a phase of
academic qualification and have made an outstanding contribution to Romanticism
The new award has been made
possible by a generous bequest from the paediatrician Professor Klaus Heyne (1937-2017),
whose had a particular passion for the arts and literature of German
Romanticism. Frankfurt literary scholar Professor Frederike Middelhoff says:
"We are very grateful that we can support young scholars with this award which
is also significantly benefits Romanticism
research at Goethe University."
The Klaus Heyne-Award,
which is meant to be conferred every two years, consists of two components:
5,000 euros will be awarded on a non-earmarked basis; 10,000 euros will be made
available for the organisation of a conference on Romantic Studies to be hosted
at Goethe University in 2022 and supported by the Frankfurt Chair of Modern
German Literature with a Focus on Romantic Studies.
The award winner
is to be honoured at a ceremony in October 2021 (currently planned as an
in-person event but will be organised online if necessary).
Prof. Dr. Frederike Middelhoff
Chair of Modern German Literature with a focus on Romantic Studies