Wolfgang Iser

picture of Wolfgang  Iser

Professor, English
School of Humanities

PH.D., University of Heidelberg

Phone: (949) 824-6712
Fax: (949) 824-2916
Email: wiser@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
435 HIB
Mail Code: 2650
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Sixteenth and Eighteenth Century British Literature; Modern Novel and Poetry; Critical Theory; Reader Response Criticism; Reception Theory, and Literary
Academic Distinctions
See above
Research Abstract
Wolfgang Iser holds honoray degrees, Doctor honoris causa, from the New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria, and the University of Siegen, Germany. He is a Fellow of the Heidelberg Academy of Arts and Sciences; the Academia Europea, London; an Honary Foreign Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston; a Corresponding Fellow of the Britisch Academy, London; a Senior Fellow for life of the School of Advanced Study, London University; an Honorary Member of the British Comparative Literature Association, Cambridge/England, and an Honorary Member of the Modern Language Association of America, New York. He is the recipient of the Werner- Heisenberg Medal, Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, Bonn. Before coming to Irvine, Wolfgang Iser has taught at the universities of Heidelberg, Wuerzburg, Cologne, and Konstanz.

An extensive bibliography of works by and about Wolfgang Iser is available online here.
Die Weltanschauung Henry Fieldings (Tübingen: M. Niemeyer, 1952)

Walter Pater:Die Autonomie des Ästhetischen (Tübingen: M. Niemeyer, 1960)

The Implied Reader: Patterns of Communication from Bunyan to Beckett (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1974)

The Act of Reading: A Theory of Aesthetic Response (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1978)

Laurence Sterne: Tristram Shandy (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1988)

Staging Politics: The Lasting Impact of Shakespeare's Histories (New York: Columbia UP, 1993)

Prospecting: From Reader Response to Literary Anthropology (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1989)
The Fictive and the Imaginary: Charting Literary Anthropology (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1993)

Stepping Forward: Essays, Interviews, and Lectures (Kidderminster: Crescent Moon, 2000)

The Range of Interpretation (New York: Columbia UP, 2000)
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