Heinrich Detering, born 1959, has been chair of Modern German Literature and Comparative Literary Studies at the German Department of the University of Göttingen since 2005. His main fields of interest include art-as-religion (Kunstreligion) from the 18th century to pop culture, German-Scandinavian literary relations from the 18th to the 20th centuries, and ecology and literature. Heinrich Detering has been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
He is an associated member of the Popular Seriality Research Unit, and directs the project "Elvis Presley: Seriality and Art-as-Religion (Kunstreligion)."
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