Junior Research Group "Creativity and Genius"
Edmund-Rumpler-Straße 13, B176
Phone: +49 (0) 89 2180-72036
Christian Steinau studied Literary Studies, Social and Political Sciences in Erfurt, Lille and Berlin. He received his M.A. degree at Peter Szondi Institute with a thesis on the Poetics of Dreams in French Art Criticism. In 2014, he founded a research platform to investigate the relationships between ruins and mountains in cultural history and the history of ideas. In 2015, he participated in a research project directed by Prof. Dr. Irene Albers that explored the history of the academic discipline General and Comparative Literature at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2016, he translated and edited a collection of poetic dreams written by the French art critic and curator Jean-Max Colard. In 2016/17, he received a pre-doc scholarship by the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. Since October 2017 he works as research associate in the “Creativity and Genius” research group at LMU Munich.