Vita – englisch

Jan Konst is a literary scholar specialised in Dutch literature. He works at the Freie Universität of Berlin, where he holds the Chair of Dutch Philology: Literary Studies. His publications discuss early modern literature, Dutch-German literary relations and contemporary literature in the Netherlands and Flanders.

The focus of three recently published books is on Germany and recent German history: Iedereen is op Weg naar de Brandenburger Tor / Everyone is heading to the Brandenburger Tor – Dutch and Flemish Authors about Berlin, Alles Waan / A Delusionary World – Louis Ferron and the Third Reich, and De Wintertuin / The Winter Garden – A German Family in the Long Twentieth Century.