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Fakultät für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
Fachgruppe Anglistik/Amerikanistik

  • since 2012: Professorial position of honor (Ministry of Higher Education and Science, Russian Federation):  Московская международная академия
  • since 1996: Professor and Chair of Literature in English, University of Bayreuth (2015 with emeritus status)
  • 1994: Interim professor invitation, University of Bayreuth
  • 1993-96: Professor (Research), ACMRS, Arizona State University (Tempe AZ)

Academic qualifications 

  • 1993: Venia legendi (No. 2), Free University Berlin
  • 1986: Venia legendi (No. 1, Dr.habil.), University of Münster
  • 1979: Dr.phil., University of Münster (Major supervisor: Marvin Spevack, New York / Münster)

Distinctions, awards, etc. (selection)

    • 2022: Visiting Professor, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, China (Invitation)

      • 2021: Managing Editor, Journal of Intercultural Communication and Interactions Research (SII Shanghai)

        • 2020: Professorial lecturing status, Moscow State Region University (Russia)
        • 2019: Key researcher / project director, research section "Knowledges," elected member of national Cluster of Excellence "Africa Multiple: Reconfiguring African Studies"
        • 2019: Chair, 2 Symposia: International Academy for Intercultural Research & China Association for Intercultural Communication (Joint Conference / Shanghai) with DAAD grant
        • 2019 -- : Visiting Professor, Dalian University of Foreign Languages & Hangzhou Dianzi University (China) / Lecturing in each semester
        • 2017 – (until present): Scholar in Residence & Research Fellow, John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress (Washington DC)
        • 2016: Co-moderation status: Research Seminar at Institute of Foreign Languages, Moscow City University, Russia (Focus 1: "The Making of National Identity Through Literary Production" / Focus 2 (2020): "Time and Culture", as International Colloquium)
        • 2015 – (until present): International Faculty Member (Professorial function), SISU Intercultural Institute, Shanghai, PR China
        • 2015: International Symposium "Knowing Shakespeare: Manuscripts--Intertexts--Fashion" (2 days) organized by Faculty IV in honor of Michael Steppat
        • 2013, 2016, 2017: Visiting Professor Fu Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan (Excellence Program)
        • 2012 – (until present): Professor (Graduate School) Regular 16-week program for cooperation and cultural exchange, Shanghai International Studies University, PR China / Lecturing in each semester
        • 2012: Bavarian government research grant for cooperative program Identity and Intercultural Communication: Perspectives on America with Shanghai International Studies University (Primary investigator)
        • 2011-12: Special organizer status: Seminar "Intercultural Communication and Literature" at London School of Economics and Political Science
        • 2011-15: Member, Board of Trustees for Research in American Studies
        • 2008: Myra and Charlton Hinman Fellowship, Amherst College / Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC (mult.)
        • 2003: Academic Dean, Faculty IV, University of Bayreuth (with re-election until end of 2016)
        • 2001: Visiting European Professor (Graduate School), University of California at Davis (by invitation)
        • 1998: DFG research awards (mult.)
        • 1992 (Spring): Visiting Professor, St Hugh's College Oxford (by invitation)
        • 1991: Seminar leader, International Shakespeare Association world congress, Tokyo
        • 1988-90: Fulbright scholar program: Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
        • 1976 – (until present): Elected as editorial member in research organization New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare, periodical upgrades, MLA (New York)

Fakultät für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
Fachgruppe Anglistik/Amerikanistik

Prof., Prof. h.c. Dr. Michael Payne Steppat

Office: GW1, 1.09
Consultations by arrangement ​

Telefon: +49 (0)921 / 55-3559
E-Mail: Michael.Steppat@uni-bayreuth.de

Verantwortlich für die Redaktion: Univ.Prof.Dr. Florian Klaeger

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