Thomas Eder

Field of Practice:

Art Coordination

City, Country:

Wien, Austria


1998, 1999


Aug 1998 - Dez 1998


Born 1968 in Linz, Austria.

He lives in Vienna.

Thomas Eder studied German philology at the University of Vienna. 2002 he completed his doctorate degree »Unterschiedenes ist gut. Interpretationen zum Werk von Reinhard Priessnitz« (Differences are good. Interpretations on the work of Reinhard Priessnitz). Since 2002 he is working on his professorial dissertation on the theme of »Poetische Philosophie des Geistes – Poetik und Epistemologie« (Poetic philosophy of the mind – Poetics and epistemology).

Thomas Eder works as an editor for the series »edition neue texte« of the publishing house Droschl (Graz/Vienna). Since 1999 he is also editor of the magazine »wespennest«. Since 2002 he teaches Newer German Literature at the Institute for German Languages and Literature at the University of Vienna.
He also works as juror for the state fellowship of the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria and leads the literature section of the Kunsthaus Mürzzuschlag.

Furthermore, Eder was curator of the exhibition »Heimrat Bäcker« for the Oberösterreichische State Gallery in 2002/2003. Until 2003 he worked as a scientific administrator of the FWF research project »Konkrete Dichtung und Mimesis. Zum literarischen und editorischen Werk Heimrad Bäckers« at the Austrian Literature Archive of the Austrian National Library. In 2000 he held the symposium »MARTYROLOGIA passim. Heimrad Bäckers nachschrift«.

Thomas Eder received numerous prizes and fellowships, including the science prize of the Austrian Association for German Languages and Literature in 2001, a research fellowship of the Hochschuljubiläumsstiftung (universitary anniversary foundation) of Vienna for the project »Reinhard-Priessnitz-Biographie« in 2000, in 1996 a research fellowship of the University of Vienna for the project »Erkenntnis und Irrtum. Werk und Leben Reinhard Priessnitz« and the Theodor-Körner-Prize for Science in the same year.