Thomas Ernst was born in 1974 in Germany. He studied literature, linguistics and philosophy at the universities of Duisburg, Bochum, Berlin in Germany and Leuven in Belgium. He published the monographs Popliteratur (2001/2005), Politisches Schreiben in der Gegenwart (2008/2013), the volumes Wissenschaft und Macht (ed., 2004), SUBversionen (ed., 2007), Verortungen der Interkulturalität (ed., 2012) and the literary anthologies Europa erlesen: Ruhrgebiet (ed., 2009) and Das Ruhrgebiet in der Gegenwartsliteratur (ed., 2010). He taught at the universities of Duisburg-Essen, Trier, at the Pop Academy Baden-Württemberg in Mannheim and at the universities of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Leuven (Belgium) and Luxembourg. In 2005, he worked as a visiting scholar at the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures of the Columbia University of New York. In 2008, his PhD-thesis on Subversive Concepts of Contemporary German Prose was accepted by the University of Trier, from 2008 to 2010, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg on a project on multilingual literatures in the BeNeLux and Germany. Since 2010, he is working as an assistant professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen (literature and media studies) and he is currently writing on his research project on the history of intellectual property.
- Curriculum Vitae and list of publications (in German)