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Dr. Peter FREESE University of Paderborn


1971-1973 Associate Prof. for English Literature and Its Methodology, PH Kiel
1973-1979 Full Prof. for English and EFL-Teaching, PH Münster
1979-2005 Full Professor for American Literature, Paderborn University, guest professorships at Trinity and All Saints Colleges, Leeds, GB;
  University of Illinois, US; Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, US; Eötvös Lorant University, Budapest;
  Fellow in Residence at the Claremont Colleges, Los Angeles, US; etc.


President of German Association for American Studies, 1993-1996
Fachverband Moderne Fremdsprachen
President of Paderborn Alumni e.V.


More than 40 books from Die Initiationsreise, 1971 - reprinted as a  modern classic 1998 - to The Holodeck in the Garden: Science and Technology in Contemporary American Fiction, 2004
over 170 articles in academic journals and anthologies
editor of TEAS (40 vols.), Arbeiten zur Amerikanistik (37 vols.), Viewfinder (67 vols.), Paderborner Universitätsreden (101 issues)


Honorary Doctorate from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, 2000
Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande, 2001
Honrary Doctorate from Dortmund University, 2004
Festschriften 2000 & 2005