Alexander Mionskowski

Dr. Alexander Mionskowski

Affiliated Researcher


Alexander Mionskowski studied modern German literature, political science and law at the Free University and Humboldt-University of Berlin (2000-2006). He received his PhD (2013) with a thesis on the representation of rulership in the late work of Hugo von Hofmannsthal. From 2016 to 2019, he worked as a project collaborator on the Handbook of Literature & Economy (ed. Joseph Vogl and Burkhardt Wolf, 2019). In 2017, he has became Executive Director of the Friends of the Berlin University of the Arts | Karl Hofer Gesellschaft e.V. From 2017 to 2022, he was Assistant Professor and DAAD Lecturer at the Department of German Philology, Vilnius University.

Alexander Mionskowski has been an affiliated researcher in the GWZO’s Department »Culture and Imagination« since 2022. Since the winter semester 2023/24, he has been DAAD Lektor at Loránd Eötvös University (ELTE) in theDepartment of German Language.

Work focus

  • Politically informed and engaged arts (literature, film, visual arts)
  • Literature and knowledge (especially history, economics, sociology)
  • Poetics of transformation
  • German-language reception history of the city of Vilnius (and other places in the region)
  • Teaching literature in German classes


  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Research Center for the History of Transformation at the Historical Seminar of the University of Leipzig
  • Member of the international research group ERA (Epimodern Research Atelier; directed by Emmanuel Bouju, Paris) on contemporary literary theory
  • Member of the editorial board of the journal Schnittstelle Germanistik, Forum for German Language, Literature and Culture in Central and Eastern Europe (Winter Publishers)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Research Centre for the History of Transformation at the Department of History of the University of Leipzig.


From 2017 to 2022 teaching at Vilnius University in the German Philology and North European Languages and Cultures study program; 2018 seminar unit at Yanka Kupala State University Grodno. In Leipzig courses at the Institute of German Studies (2022/23). From September 2023 teaching at Eötvös Loránd University Budapest in the German Studies program.

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