Boris Previšić is Director of the Institute „Cultures of the Alps“ and SNSF Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. He first studied the flute with teaching, orchestral and concert diplomas. Studies followed in German language and literature as well as French and comparative literature. From 2007 to 2014 he was assistant at the German Seminar of the University of Basel at the chair of Alexander Honold and habilitated on the literary reception of the post-Yugoslavian wars. In 2013, he received the Venia legendi in Modern German and Comparative Literature from the University of Basel.