Prof. Dr. Jan Stenger

Since 2008 Jan Stenger has served as Junior Professor of Classical Philology in the Excellence Cluster Topoi at the Freie Universität Berlin. Since 2012 he is Professor of Greek at the University of Glasgow. His research project and activities combine linguistics and literary studies. In Topoi he was working until 2012 with an interdisciplinary graduate group on the problem of how spatial relations are expressed in the diverse languages of antiquity and to what extent linguistic universalia manifest themselves in these expressions.  Furthermore, he is particularly interested in the Greek literature of late antiquity. His research deals with literary constructions of geographical and urban spaces in a dialog between pagan and Christian positions.