Mr Moritz W Meutzner
Moritz Meutzner is a Ph.D. Candidate in Germanic Studies in the Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch at the University of Minnesota, currently based in Bologna, Italy and Berlin, Germany. He is currently writing his Ph.D. thesis on the work and reception of the literary critic Erich Auerbach (1892-1957), focusing on Auerbach’s legacy to cultural criticism. Moritz’s research and teaching interests include modern European literary history and philosophy, intellectual history of the interwar period, German-Jewish and exile studies, as well as drama and theater. Moritz has learned Turkish as a foreign language and developed modern Turkish studies (post-Tanzimât and republican era) a second academic specialty besides European and German studies. He received his M.A in Germanic Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2015. Before moving to the United States in 2013, he studied Cultural Studies in the Department of Social Sciences and Cultural Sciences at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany where he received his B.A. in 2012. Moritz has a vocational background in theater and stage lighting, as well as professional experience in intercultural communication.