- CURRICULUM VITAE
Prof. J.J.M.D.W. van Peer, Ph.D.
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Private: Ferdinand Coosemansstraat 87
+32-(03) 2185436 (home)
- P E R S O N A L
Civil Status: Married (1970); no children
Languages: Dutch / English / German / French / Portuguese (elementary) / Russian (elementary) / Bamanankan (elementary)
- TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2016 Honorary Professorship of Boris Grinchenko University, Kiev.
2014- Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Research Project of „De Boekenkaravaan“, Antwerp.
2013- Organizing Committee of the Scientific Café, Antwerp.
2013-2015 Prof. Business Research Methods at the Antwerp Management School.
2011-2013 Freelance Facilitator for the consultancy firm De Baak Belgium.
2010- Founder (and Secretary) of the Foundation Mali-ka-di (see www.malikadi.org).
2010-2013 General editor of the international journal Scientific Study of Literature (published by John Benjamins; see: http://benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/ssol/board)
2010 Retirement from the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich.
2009 Organization of the joint symposium of ISRE / IGEL: „Language and Emotion“. University of Leuven, 07.08.2009.
2007 Erskine Fellowship at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (September)
2007 Guest Professor at the Institute for Foreign Languages, Horlivka, Ukraine (24.03 – 30.03)
2006 Guest Professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature and Psychology, University of Alberta (04.10 – 18.12)
2006 Organization of the 10th international conference of IGEL, Frauenchiemsee (5 – 9 August)
2006 Organization of the 2nd Pre-conference Summer Institute of IGEL, Munich University (30 July – 4 August)
2006 Guest Professor at the University of Sfax, Tunisia (March)
2005-07 Member of the Faculty Council, University of Munich.
2005 Guest Professor at the Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines of the University of La Manouba-Tunis (September – October).
2004-2006 Elected President of the International Association of Empirical Study of Literature (IGEL).
2003 Guest professorship at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
2002-2010 Co-editor of the series Kommunikation und Kulturen. Münchner Forschung zur Interkulturalität (Communication and Culture. Munich Research on Interculturality), published by LIT-Verlag, Berlin.
2002 Guest professorship at the Kiev National Linguistic University (February-March).
2002-2009 Foundation of the international REDES project (see http://www.redes.de).
2001 Guest professorship at the Program for Cognitive Psychology, University of Memphis, TN (October – December).
2001 Guest Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (August – September).
2000-2002 Re-elected as Dean of Student Affairs (Studiendekan), Faculty of Language and Philosophy, University of Munich.
2000-2010 Editor of the new series Linguistic Approaches to Literature, John Benjamins (see http://benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/lal/main).
2000-2003 Elected as (first non-English) President of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA).
1999- Member of the international Advisory Board of the series Utrecht Publications in General and Comparative Literature, John Benjamins.
1998-2007 Elected to the newly created post of Dean of Student Affairs (Studiendekan), Faculty of Language and Philosophy, University of Munich.
1999-2007 Member of the Faculty Council, University of Munich.
1998-99 Director of the Institute for German as a Foreign Language, University of Munich.
1998- Fellow of the IAEA (International Association for Empirical Aesthetics).
1998 Visiting Professor at the German Institute of the Faculty of Education, Aïn Shams University, Cairo (September – October).
1998 Guest lecturer at the Summer Course on “Form and Function”, organized by the German Service for Academic Exchange, 14.-22. September, Goethe-Institute of Alexandria, Egypt.
1998-2002 Member of the Executive Council of the IGEL (International Association of Empirical Studies of Literature).
1998-2000 Director of the Institute for German as a Foreign Language, University of Munich.
1997- Member of several Search Committees in the Faculty.
1997- Professor of Intercultural Hermeneutics, Faculty of Language and Philosophie (Sprachphilosophische Fakultät), University of Munich (since 1.10.1997).
1996-98 Vice-President of the International Association for Empirical Aesthetics.
1996-97 Member of the Scientific Committee of the Netherlands Institute for Literary Research, University of Leiden.
1997 Organization, at the Conference of the International Association of Literary Semantics, of a session on “The Return of Thematic Studies in Literature”. University of Freiburg, April 4-7, 1997.
1996 Organization, at the Biannual Congress of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics, of a Symposium on “Neo-Formalism / Neo-Structuralism”. Prague, August 1-4, 1996.
1996 Organization, together with members of the department, of the Symposion celebrating Douwe Fokkema, at the occasion of his retirement from the University. Utrecht, June 14th, 1996.
1996 Visiting Scholar in the Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
1996 Organization of a Special Course on “Evaluation”, with Harald Fricke (University of Freiburg), and Gun Semin (Free University of Amsterdam). The Netherlands Institute of Literary Research. Utrecht, March 7-8, 1996.
1996 Organization of the annual Course “New Developments in Literary, theater, and Film Studies”, at The Netherlands Institute of Literary Research. Utrecht, February 15-16, 1996.
1996 Teaching the Erasmus Intensive Program in European Literary Studies, on “Autobiography: Forms and Functions of Self-Representation”, University of Lisbon, July 3-24, 1996.
1996 Organization, together with the Executive Committee of the Dutch Association of Comparative Literature, of the Silver Jubilee of the Association. Amsterdam, March 16th, 1996.
1996 Organization of the Annual Meeting of the Dutch Association of Comparative Literature, and the Annual Graduate Seminar on Literary Research. Amsterdam, March 15th, 1996.
1996 Organization of a Special Session on “Literary Theory vs. Reader Research” at the MLA Convention in Washington, D.C. December 1996.
1996 Negotiating the formation of a new MLA Discussion Group on “Real Readers” with the MLA Executive Committee.
1995 Organization (and chair) of the special session on “Real Readers”, at the 1995 MLA Convention in Chicago.
1995 Member of the Evaluation Committee of the Foundation for Literature, Music and Theater Studies, reviewing the research projects in these disciplines for the Dutch Science Foundation.
1995 Preparation, together with Ziva Ben Porat (The Porter Institute for Poetics and Comparative Literature), of the 8th Colloquium of the ICLA Committee on Literary Theory, Tel Aviv University, March 1996, on “Literature and Philosophy”.
1995 Organization, for the Dutch Comparative Literature Association, of a discussion evening about the government’s White Paper on the future of the Humanities at Dutch universities.
1995- Organization of “The Bookshelf”, a weekly debating group of graduate students, discussing recent book publications.
1995 Organization of the International Conference on “Narrative Perspective: Cognition and Emotion,” held at The Netherlands’ Institute of Literary Research, June 1-3rd 1995. (Speakers were: Noël Carroll, Seymour Chatman, Monika Fludernik, Arthur Graesser, Uri Margolin, David Miall, Daniel Morrow, James Phelan, Gerald Prince, Warren Sack, Michael Short).
1995 Organization of the Annual Meeting of the Dutch Comparative Literature Association, Amsterdam, March 18th, 1995.
1995 Teaching the Erasmus Intensive Program “European Literary Studies,” University of Göttingen (Germany), February 12th – March 4th. Theme: “Cultural and Anthropological Impact of Humor and Laughter. Genre Formation in European Literatures: Comedy, Parody, Grotesque, and Satire.”
1994 Organization of the annual Course “New Developments in Literary, theater, and Film Studies”, at The Netherlands’ Institute of Literary Research. Utrecht, March 23-24, 1995.
1994- Member of the Editorial Board of Empirical Studies of the Arts.
1994 Member of The Netherlands Institute of Literary Research.
1994 Organization of the 7th Colloquium of the ICLA Committee on Literary Theory, on “Theories and Methodologies for Studying Intercultural Relations in Literary Studies”, at the 14th Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, August 17th.
1994 Guest Professor at the Institute for Semiotics, Berlin University (TU), April-May.
1994- Secretary of the Dutch Comparative Literature Association.
1994 Teaching the Erasmus Intensive Program “European Literary Studies”, University of Leuven (Belgium), March 1 – 26.
1994- Member of the Editorial Board of Discourse Processes, published by Ablex Publ. Co.
1994- Chairman of the Examination Board, Department of Literary Studies, Utrecht University.
1993 Visiting Scholar in the Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford University, USA, February-August.
1993- Contact person for the discipline of literature of the Society for Text and Discourse.
1993 Organization, together with Elinor Shaffer (UEA), of the 6th Colloquium of the ICLA Committee on Literary Theory on “Literature and Science”, at the Institute of Romance Studies, London University, April 13-15, 1993.
1993 Teaching the Erasmus Intensive Program “European Literary Studies”, Utrecht University, January 11th – February 4th, 1993. Theme: “Evaluation, Canonization and Reception of Literature”.
1993 Organization of the international symposium “The Confrontation of Personal and Textual Values”, Utrecht University, January 15th, 1993.
1992 Teaching the Erasmus Intensive Program “European Literary Studies”, University of Lisbon, July 1-29, 1992. Theme: “European Literatures and Their Confrontation with New Worlds”.
1992 Organization, together with Prof. E. Ibsch, of the 5th Colloquium of the ICLA Committee on Literary Theory, on “Fictions in Literature and in Literary Theory”, University of Madeira. (With participation of Thomas Pavel, Ziva Ben-Porat, Earl Miner, Han-liang Chang, Susan Suleiman, Eva Kushner, Douwe Fokkema).
1992- Member of the Editorial Board of Language and Literature, edited by M. H. Short, and published by Longman.
1992 Search Committee for the Chair of Theatre and Film History, Department of Theatre Studies, Faculty of Letters, Utrecht University.
1991 Organization of the 4th Colloquium of the ICLA Committee on Literary Theory, together with Prof. E. Ibsch, on “‘Theories of Imagination”, at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, August 23-28th.
1991- Chairman of the Program Committee for the Degree of “Theory of the Arts”. I developed the new M.A. curriculum for Comparative Studies of the Arts.
1991 Teaching the Erasmus Intensive Program (February 18th – March 15th), University of Leuven, Belgium. Theme: “Canon Formation in Modern Society”.
1991 Search Committee for the Associate Professorship of Modern Political History, Department of History, Faculty of Letters, Utrecht University.
1990 Organization of the 3rd Colloquium of the ICLA Committee on Literary Theory, together with Prof. E. Ibsch (Amsterdam) and Prof. Han-liang Chang (National University of Taiwan): “Literary Concepts: East and West”, Taipeh, April 30th – May 1st, 1990, R.O.C.
1989-91 Chairman of the In-service Training Programs on “Literature and Emotions”, Utrecht University, October 1989 / February 1990 and October 1990 / February 1991.
1989- Director of the Program in Comparative Literature, and Director of the Degree in Literary Theory.
1989 Organization of the 2nd Colloquium of the ICLA Committee on Literary Theory, together with Prof. Elrud Ibsch (Amsterdam), on the theme “Are there Laws in Literary History?’ University of Lisbon, March 16-17th. (Speakers included Jonathan Culler, Han-Liang Chang, Colin Martindale, Ziva Ben-Porat).
1989- Member of the Task Group of the Dutch Linguistic Union, installed by the Ministers of Education of The Netherlands and Belgium.
1988- Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at Utrecht University, The Netherlands (since September 1st, 1988).
1988- Member of the Executive Council of the Department of Literature; Chairman of the Section of Literary Theory; Chairman of the Curriculum Committee.
1988- Member of the Editorial Board of the Utrecht Publications in General and Comparative Literature series, published in Amsterdam / Philadelphia by John Benjamins.
1988- Elected Fellow for life of Clare Hall, Cambridge University.
1988- Secretary of the Committee on Literary Theory of the ICLA (International Comparative Literature Association).
1987 Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge University (February – June).
1984/87 Member of the Faculty Board, Faculty of Arts, University of Tilburg.
1984-85 Chairman of the Curriculum Committee, Faculty of Arts, University of Tilburg.
1985- Organisation of half-yearly workshops on literary socialization, University of Tilburg, 25-2-85; 17-1-86; 23-5-86; 28-11-86; 10-12-87.
1985 Course in Research Management, organised by the Inter-University Management Group, Amsterdam.
1984 Organisation of the Symposium “The Relevance of Stylistics for the Teaching of Literature”, at the AILA World Congress, Brussels.
1984 Member of the Search Committee for the Chair in Text Linguistics, University of Tilburg.
1983-84 Referee for “Stylistics” papers at the World Congress of the AILA (Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée), Free University of Brussels.
1983 – Organisation, together with Prof. Konrad Ehlich (now at Munich University), of an international workshop on “Pragmatics and Stylistics”, University of Tilburg, June 30th – July 1st, with participants from Britain, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands.
– Organisation of the International Symposium on Mother Tongue Education, University of Tilburg, December 16th, 1983.
1981-88 Lecturer at the Faculty of Arts, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands, first in Text Linguistics, later in Literary Theory.
1980 Ph.D., Lancaster University. Examiners: Prof. R. Fowler (University of East Anglia) and Prof. G. Leech (University of Lancaster).
1977-79 British Council Research Scholar, University of Lancaster, England.
1975-81 Lecturer at College of Higher Education, Turnhout, Belgium.
1973-75 Teacher of English and Dutch at Belgian secondary schools.
1971-73 Teacher of English at the Lycée “El Ghazzali”, Sour-el-Ghozlane, and at the “Lycée Polyvalent”, Touggourt Oasis, Algeria.
1969-71 Teacher of Dutch language and literature at secondary school, Stabroek, Belgium.
1969 M.A. in English, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, University of Louvain, Belgium.
1967 B.A. in English and Germanic Philology, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, University of Antwerp, Belgium.