Jürgen Wertheimer is a German author and former professor for modern German literature and comparative literature at the University of Tübingen. From 1969 to 1973 Wertheimer studied German, comparative literature, English literature and art history in Munich, Siena and Rome, completing his habilitation in 1985. From 1986 to 1987 he was professor associé for “Littérature allemande” in Metz. Between 1991 and 2015 Wertheimer held a professorship for modern German literature and comparative literature in Tübingen. Wertheimer has been co-editor of the comparative magazine " arcadia " since 1992. In 1994/95 he was visiting professor at the Université Paris 8. Jürgen Wertheimer has been a co-initiator of the cooperation project Values Worlds, for which he was awarded the "Prix international de laïcité" in 2013.