Irmela Marei Krüger-Fürhoff is professor of German literature at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Her main fields of interest include 18th-21th century literature with a focus on the interrelations between literary and medical knowledge. She is head of the 2016-2019 research project “Graphic medicine and literary pathographies” which analyzes the aesthetics and politics of illness narratives in contemporary comics and literature. In this project, she collaborates with Professor Susan Merrill Squier (Penn State University), Einstein Visiting Fellow at Freie Universität Berlin.
Irmela Krüger-Fürhoff’s book publications include Verpflanzungsgebiete. Wissenskulturen und Poetik der Transplantation (Munich 2012) on the history of knowledge and the poetics of transplantation surgery in literature, film, medicine and public discourse and Der versehrte Körper. Revisionen des klassizistischen Schönheitsideals (Göttingen 2001), a study on medical, aesthetic, and literary approaches to wounded bodies around 1800.
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