Prof. Dr. Walter Koschmal

Professor of Slavic Literature

Institute of Slavic Studies

University of Regensburg

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Plattling. Study of Slavic Philology, also in the Soviet Union (Leningrad). PhD and habilitation in Slavic Philology. Professor at the University of Saarland, since 1994 Professor of Slavic Philology at Universität Regensburg - despite various offers from Kiel, Münster and Heidelberg.

Positions, Assignments and Memberships

  • Principal investigator of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies
  • Director of Europeaum (until 2017)
  • Director of the international programme "East-West Studies" (until 2017)
  • Member of the BAYHOST Steering Committee (until 2017)


  • Zeitschrift für slavische Philologie (Co-editor)
  • POETICA: Zeitschrift für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft (since 2011: Co-editor)


  • Honorary Doctorate of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • Honorary Medal of the Comenius-University Bratislava

Supervised Ph.D. Theses

List of Ph.D. theses under supervision


Universität Regensburg
Institute für Slavistik
Universitätsstraße 31
D-93040 Regensburg

Phone: +49 (0)941 / 943 - 3364
Fax: +49 (0)941 / 943 - 1988

Website (University of Regensburg)


Prof. Dr. Walter Koschmal