Wolfgang Eismann

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Wolfgang Eismann (* 31 October 1942 in Elbing) is a German Slavic scholar.


He studied Slavonic and Germanic studies in Saarbrücken and Sarajevo. After receiving his doctorate in 1968 with a thesis in the field of older South Slavic translation literature and his habilitation in Mannheim in 1979 with a thesis on theories of the language of fine literature in Russia, he has been a professor at the Institute of Slavic Studies in Graz since October 1988 (emeritus since October 2009).

His main research interests are Slavic cultural and intellectual history, especially of Russia and the South Slavic countries, Russian, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian literature, theory of the so-called small forms and Slavic phraseology and parömiology.

Writings (selection)

  • with Martina Steiger, Renate Hansen-Kokoruš, Brigitte Greiner and Jürgen Petermann Literature in the Russian Language Classroom. Inventory, recommendations and bibliography for the Russian teacher. Munich 1982, ISBN 3-87690-206-1.
  • From folk art to proletarian art. Theories on the Language of Literature in Russia and the Soviet Union. Munich 1986, ISBN 3-87690-354-8.
  • (ed.): EUROPHAS 95. European Phraseology in Comparison: Common Heritage and Cultural Diversity. Bochum 1998, ISBN 3-8196-0567-3.
  • with Peter Deutschmann (ed.): Kultur – Wissenschaft – Russland. Beiträge zum Verhältnis von Kultur und Wissenschaft aus slawistischer Sicht. Frankfurt am Main 2000, ISBN 3-631-35852-0.


  • as editor Peter Deutschmann: Kritik und Phrase. Festschrift für Wolfgang Eismann zum 65. Geburtstag. Vienna 2007, ISBN 3-7069-0457-8.

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