Prof. Alexander Wöll

Prof.  Alexander Wöll

Prof. Alexander Wöll

«I am very pleased with the excellent collaboration with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies in the last few months and I hope that such cooperation and networking of the individual sites of Polish Studies in Germany and throughout the world can improve. I would be delighted if the area "Literary and Cultural Studies" would become a solid and thriving part of the platform.»

Professor Dr. Wöll studied German, history and Slavic studies at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Humboldt University in Berlin and the Moscow State Linguistic University. After receiving his doctorate in 1997, he worked as a research assistant at the University of Regensburg, was a scholarship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at Charles University in Prague and habilitated in 2006. Subsequently, he was a lecturer in Czech, Slovak and Russian philology at Oxford University in 2008 and took a call to a professorship in East and West Slavic philology at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University of Greifswald. He is Chairman of polenmARkT eV and the German Association of Ukrainists (DAU) and the author of numerous books. From December 2014 untill January 2018, he was President of the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany.


East and West Slavic Philology (with special emphasis on Polish Studies and Ukrainian Studies)

Research interests

Slavic poetry of the turn of the century; Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Czech and Serbian contemporary literature; Eastern European film research; Literary theory and intermediality


Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald
Institute for Slavic Studies