Professor Markus Messling

Markus Messling, Principal Investigator of the “Minor Universality” project, is Full Professor of Romance Literature and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at Saarland University. His fields of study are cultural studies and comparative literature; philosophy of culture; epistemology and historical anthropology; aesthetics, and the politics of literature.
Selected publications: Universalität nach dem Universalismus. Über frankophone Literaturen der Gegenwart. Berlin 2019: Matthes & Seitz; La difficile fabrique d’une revue « globale ». In: Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales 75/3-4 (2020): 667-679; (ed. with F. Hofmann) The Epoch of Universalism / L’Époque de l’universalisme (1769-1989). Berlin, Boston 2021: de Gruyter; Philology and the Appropriation of the World: Champollion’s Hieroglyphs. Basingstoke 2022: Palgrave Macmillan; (ed. with J. Tinius) Minor Universality. Berlin, Boston: de Gruyter (forthcoming).