M.A., Princeton University, 1982

Ph.D., Princeton University, 1985

Dr. h.c. (Humanities), University of Tartu, 2015

Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, University of British Columbia, 2019

A cultural and literary historian, Dr. Salumets is a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, past President of the international Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, and former editor of the multi-disciplinary Journal of Baltic Studies. At the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, he served as Chair of the Programme in Comparative Literature and as Head of the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies. He has presented his research at scholarly conferences and given invited lectures on European literatures and cultural history in Estonia, Canada, Lithuania, Germany, Latvia, Finland, Norway, the United States, Hungary and Sweden. His monograph Unforced Flourishing: Understanding Jaan Kaplinski has been translated into Estonian and nominated for an award by the Estonian Cultural Endowment. In Estonia Dr. Salumets is also known for his collection of Essays in translation entitled Mõju Mõnu (Pleasure of Influence), and his edition of essays authored by Jaan Kaplinski, a standard reference work in the field. Together with Sander Gilman he is co-editor of the novels of the 18th-century German writer and first curator of Tartu University, Friedrich Maximilian Klinger. Dr. Salumets has also examined the work of the influential 20th-century human scientist Norbert Elias. His multi-author volume on Norbert Elias has attracted international attention for bringing leading Elias scholars together. In addition to modern German and Estonian literature and culture, Dr. Salumets’ current research interests and public engagements focus on artistic expressions of ecological thought.

Select Publications

“Väikese rahva lugeja” [Reader of a small nation]. Introduction to Sirje Kiin.  Kirjanduse vabadus ja vabaduse kirjandus. Artikleid, sõnavõtte ja (sise)arvustusi 1977–2019. Studia litteraria Estonica, 20. (Tartu: Tartu University Press, 2019): 9-15.

“Homo Clausus.” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Eds. George Ritzer and Chris Rojek. 2019. DOI: 10.1002/9781405165518.webeos1300.

Kujuneda Sunnita: Mõtestades Jaan Kaplinskit [Unforced Flourishing: Understanding Jaan Kaplinski] (Tallinn: Varrak, 2016).

Утончённая простота: Арво Пярт, Герхард Рихтер и Ян Каплинский.” [Sophisticated Simplicity: Arvo Pärt, Gerhard Richter, and Jaan Kaplinski] Лекция. Пер с англ П.И.Филимонова  oblaka. https://www.oblaka.ee/journal-new-clouds/3-4-2016. Transl. Igor Kotjuh.

“Milleks Faustile Faust? [Does Faust Need Faust? Introduction to Estonian edition of Goethe’s Faust] Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Faust. Maailmakirjanduse Tõlkevaramu. (Tartu: Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus, 2016): 7-28.

Unforced Flourishing: Understanding Jaan Kaplinski (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014, e-Book 2014).

Mõju Mõnu [Pleasure of Influence]. (Tartu: University Press, 2014).

“Jaan Kaplinski Uku Masing [Jaan Kaplinski’s Uku Masing].” Keel ja Kirjandus 53.1 (2010): 37-44.

Üksi seotud maailmas” [Alone in an Interdependent World]. Norbert Elias. Tsiviliseerumisprotsess. II (Tallinn: Varrak, 2007): 426-442.

(Ed.) F.M. Klinger. Geschichte eines Teutschen der neuesten Zeit. Werke. Historisch-kritische Gesamtausgabe. Volume XVII (Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2007). Co-editor: Sander L. Gilman and Karl-Heinz Hartmann.

(Ed.) A Transatlantic Gathering. Essays in Honour of Peter Stenberg. (München: Iudicium, 2007). Co-editor: Marketa Goetz-Stankiewicz.

“Conflicted Consciousness: Jaan Kaplinski and the Legacy of the Intra-European Postcolonialism in Estonia.” Ed. Violeta Kelertas. Baltic Postcolonialism (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2006): 429-450.

(Ed.) Jaan Kaplinski. Kõik on Ime [Reverence for Life]. (Tartu: Ilmamaa, 2004).

(Ed.) F.M. Klinger. Giafar der Barmecide. Werke. Historisch-kritische Gesamtausgabe. Volume XIII (Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2004). Co-editor: Sander L. Gilman and Karl-Heinz Hartmann.

“Jaan Kross: rahvuse rajajoontest [At the Margins of Nation].” Võim ja Kultuur. (Tartu: Eesti Kirjandusemuuseum, 2003): 437-450.

“Ein ‘etablierter Aussenseiter’: F.M. Klingers Geschichte eines Teutschen der neuesten Zeit.” Euphorion 96.4 (2002): 421-435.

(Ed.) Norbert Elias and Human Interdependencies (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001).

“Returning to Imaginative Literature? Comparative Literature at the Turn of the Millennium.” Comparative Literature Today: Theory and Practice. (Vilnius: Vilnius University, 2000): 7-15.

(Ed.) Special Issue: Jaan Kross. Journal of Baltic Studies 31.3 (2000).

“Poetry and Human Sciences: The ‘Other’ Norbert Elias.” Interlitteraria 4 (1999): 19-40.

“‘Escape Artists’ and ‘Freedom’s Children’.” Interlitteraria 3 (1998): 165-186

(Ed.) Germanics Under Construction. (München: Iudicium, 1996). Co-editor: Jörg Roche.

“Informalisierung und Reifizierung der Germanistik in Nordamerika.” Zeitschrift für Kulturaustausch 2 (1995): 232-236.

“Pleasures of Influence: Goethe, Bloom, Elias.” Subversive Sublimities: Undercurrents of the German Enlightenment. Ed. Eitel Timm (Columbia: Camden House, 1992): 45-57.

“Von Macht, Menschen und Marionetten: Zur Titelfigur in Lenz’ Der Hofmeister.” J.M.R. Lenz als Alternative? Positionsanalysen zum 200. Todestag. Ed. Karin Wurst. (Köln: Böhlau, 1992): 158-178.

“Der Verbrecher aus verlorener Ehre: zur Soziogenese der Französischen Revolution.” Geist und Gesellschaft. Zur deutschen Rezeption der Französischen Revolution. Ed. Eitel Timm (München: Fink, 1990): 23-25.

“F.M. Klinger als Kurator der Universität Dorpat 1803-1816: Bildungsprogramm, Opposition und Schwierigkeiten.” Journal of Baltic Studies XX/3 (1989): 283-297.

(Ed.) F.M. Klinger. Der Weltmann und der Dichter. Werke. Historisch-kritische Gesamtausgabe. Volume XVIII (Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1985). Co-editor: Sander L. Gilman.

German and Estonian Literature and Culture. Representations of Ecological Thought.

 

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