Dr. Anne-Kathrin Gitter

Dr. Anne-Kathrin Gitter

Research Service Officer

Forschungsförderung und Antragsberatung
Goethestraße 6, Room 417
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 - 35070


Professional career

  • 08/2015 - 01/2017
    Receipt of a scholarship to support the re-entry into scientific work and the completion of the doctorate according to FördRL Wiedereinstieg des Sächsischen Staatsministeriums für Wissenschaft und KunstBeginning of the doctorate
  • 08/2017 - 09/2017
    Receipt of the Weimar Scholarship of the Klassik-Stiftung Weimar - two-month research stay in the archives of the Klassik-Stiftung
  • 04/2016 - 03/2018
    Leipzig University: Lecturer at the Institute for Romance Studies (Chair of Prof. Dr. Uta Felten)
  • 02/2017 - 10/2017
    Leipzig University: Coordinator of the Centro Interdisciplinare di Cultura Italiana (CiCi) and lecturer at the chair of Prof. Dr. Uta Felten, Institute for Romance Languages and Literature
  • 10/2017 - 03/2018
    Leipzig University: Research assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Uta Felten, Institute for Romance Languages and Literature
  • 02/2018 - 02/2020
    Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture - Simon Dubnow, administrative assistant, Administration of third-party funds, scientific management, event management
  • since 09/2019
    Leipzig University: Research assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Dieter Burdorf, Institute for German Studies
  • 03/2021 - 02/2023
  • since 12/2023
    Research Service Consultant, Leipzig University, Department of Research Services (Deternat 1) / Section 11: Research Funding Advice


  • 10/2005 - 12/2011
    Studied German and Italian language and literature (teaching profession at grammar school) at the University of Leipzig
  • 08/2007 - 07/2008
    University stay abroad as part of the ERASMUS programme at the Università degli Studi di Bari (Apulia/Italy)
  • 12/2011
    Leipzig University: First state examination for teaching positions at grammar schools for the Free State of Saxony
  • 02/2012 - 11/2021
    Ph.D. at Leipzig University, Institute for German Studies, Prof. Dr. Dieter Burdorf: The Christian Metacode in Late German Realism. The Productive Reception of Dante Alighieri's Divina Commedia by Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Wilhelm Raabe and Ferdinand von Saar (summa cum laude), published by Rombach Wissenschaft in 2023.
  • Theories of intertextuality
  • Reception research and reception aesthetics
  • Space Theories
  • Autofiction
  • Literary system "Realism"
  • Literature of the 19th century
  • Monument cult and "literary monuments" in the 19th century
  • Archaism and historicism in the literature of the German-speaking world in the 19th century
  • Dante Alighieri's "Divina Commedia" in German-speaking countries, especially in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries
  • The Christian Metacode in Late Realism - Dante Alighieri's Divina Commedia as Hypotext and Instrument of Transfiguration
    Gitter, Anne-Kathrin
    Duration: 08/2015 – 01/2021
    Funded by: keine Drittmittel
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Neuere deutsche Literatur-Literaturtheorie
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more projects

  • Gitter, A.-K.
    "E Come 'l Pan per Fame si Manduca" - Ugolino della Gherardesca e le rappresentazioni del "Piacere della Gola" nella Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri
    In: Bastian, S.; Felten, U.; Goudaillier, J.-P. (Eds.)
    Cultures et mots de la table. Berlin: Peter Lang. 2019. pp. 237–241.
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  • Gitter, A.-K.
    Räume und Topographien - Spaces and Topographies
    arbeitstitel. Forum für Leipziger Promovierende. 2014. Bd 6 (Heft 1 ). pp. I–III.
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  • Gitter, A.-K.
    „Um dich, mit dir, in dir war die Hölle von Anfang an!“ – Verborgene (Jenseits-)Räume in Conrad Ferdinand Meyers Angela Borgia
    arbeitstitel. Forum für Leipziger Promovierende. 2013. 5 (1). pp. 1–12.
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  • Gitter, A.-K.
    Rezension zu Hertling, Thomas: Homosexuelle Männlichkeit zwischen Diskriminierung und Emanzipation. Eine Studie zum Leben homosexueller Männer heute und Begründung ihrer wahrzunehmenden Vielfalt. Reihe: Reform und Innovation. Beiträge pädagogischer Forschung. Bd. 18, LIT-Verlag, 2011
    arbeitstitel. Forum für Leipziger Promovierende. 2012. 2012 (4(2)). pp. 13–16.
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  • Gitter, A.-K.
    Der christliche Metacode im Spätrealismus Die produktive Rezeption von Dante Alighieris Divina Commedia bei Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Wilhelm Raabe und Ferdinand von Saar
    Baden-Baden: Rombach Wissenschaft. 2023.
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more publications

Literature of the European "Realism"

Literature of the European "Romanticism

Gender studies and feminist literary theories

Literature of the 19th century

Systems Theory


  • SoSe 2016 „Lectura Dantis“ – La Divina Commedia di Dante

    Reading seminar "Divina Commedia" by Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

  • WiSe 2016/17 „Lectura Dantis“ – La Divina Commedia di Dante

    Reading seminar "Divina Commedia" by Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

  • SoSe 2017 „Lectura Dantis“ – La Divina Commedia di Dante

    Reading seminar "Divina Commedia" by Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

  • WiSe 2017/18 "Giacomo Leopardi: Canti"

    Leopardi between Enlightenment, Classicism and Romanticism - an intellectual of the 19th century

  • WiSe 2019/20 "German Late Realism - Epoch, texts, authors between 1870 and 1900".

    Various literary scholars have commented on the problem of a literary subsystem known as "late realism". In the seminar we will read relevant literary texts as well as research opinions on the topic and will follow up with a literary theoretical discussion on the problem of epochalisation.

  • SoSe 2020 "Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach"

    While Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach's texts were long marginalized and trivialized in literary history and literary studies, in recent decades the author has experienced a reassessment as one of the most important German-language narrators of the 19th century. In this seminar we will deal with biographical and historical aspects of her work, read selected prose texts by the author and examine Ebner's positioning within the poetic-realist literary system.

  • WiSe 2020/21 "Lyrik und Prosa des Realismus"

    The aim of the seminar is to convey basic concepts, methods and techniques of literary studies and skills in dealing with literary texts. Using selected texts from the literary system "realism", literary-scientific working techniques will be tested and genre-theoretical questions will be discussed, especially concerning poetry and epic poetry.

  • SoSe 2021 "Bettine von Arnim"

    In the seminar, we will work on aspects of the literary system of the Romantic period on the basis of selected letters and works by the author, but we will also look at the specific historical, social and sociological conditions of female writing of the time. Literature and reading information will be provided shortly before the start of the course via a Moodle course.