Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Mario Klarer, M.A.

University Professor (§ 98 UG) of American Literary and Cultural Studies

University of Innsbruck
Department of American Studies
Innrain 52d
6020 Innsbruck

Humanities building, 3rd floor, room 40317

Office hours: by appointment

Tel: +43 512 507-4172
Email: mario.klarer@uibk.ac.at

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  • 1986: Master of Arts in English Literature, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
  • 1988: Mag. phil. in English and History, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1991: Dr. phil. in English and American Studies, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1997: Habilitation (venia legendi for English and American Literature) at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Research projects


  • Mediterranean piracy and slavery
  • Editorial philology
  • Digital humanities
  • Historical travelogues
  • Medieval cognitive theory
  • Literary theory
  • Literary utopias
  • Literature and other media


Selected publications


Journal articles (peer reviewed):

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Episode from September 12, 2022, 9:05 a.m., Bayern 2
Versklavt im Mittelmeer – Als Christen und Moslems sich jagten.
Author: Brigitte Kramer

Dimensionen – die Welt der Wissenschaft

Episode from January 19, 2015, 7:05 p.m., Ö1
Menschen essen Menschen. Von Menschenfressern und ihren Entdeckern.
Presentation: Marlene Nowotny

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Betrifft: Geschichte

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