Wolfgang Neuber has been Full Professor of German Philology/Early Modern German and Neo-Latin Literature in the European Context and Head of the ‘Forschungsstelle für Mittlere Deutsche Literatur’ at Free University Berlin since 2000; he is currently on a three-year leave of absence to teach literature at New York University in Abu Dhabi.
Neuber received his PhD 'summa cum laude’ from Vienna University in 1980 and his second doctorate, the 'Habilitation’, in 1988. He served as Associate Professor in Vienna until 1995 when he left for Frankfurt University, where he was Associate Professor of German Literature/Baroque and Rhetoric at Johann-Wolfgang-von-Goethe-University until 2000. Neuber won the Patronizing Award of the ‘Theodor-Körner-Stiftungsfonds zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kunst’ in 1985 and the Research Award of the City of Vienna in 1986. From October 1998 to January 1999 Neuber was Visiting Fellow at the ‘Interdisziplinäres Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften’ (IFK) in Vienna and from September 2008 to June 2009 Fellow at the ‘Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences’ (NIAS).
His Visiting Professorships include Marburg (Germany), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Olsztyn (Poland), Wroclaw (Poland), Bei Da University (Beijing) and Korea University (Seoul). Neuber has published extensively on early modern travel accounts (including Fremde Welt im europäischen Horizont, 1991) and is currently preparing a book on early modern European family books. His research also focuses on mnemonics, rhetoric and travel accounts. He is co-editor of the journals Daphnis, Chloe, Zeitsprünge and Intersections.