Bastian Reinert

Bastian Reinert studied German and North American Literature at the FU Berlin, the University College London, and the Washington Univ. in St. Louis. He taught tutorials on epistolary novels, Büchner, Bachmann, and Celan at the FU as well as courses on Fin de siècle and aftermaths of the Holocaust at UofC. His dissertation on posthumous voices in postwar theater deals with Sartre, Beckett, Müller, and Jelinek. Other research interests include Jewish-German literature, postwar German poetry, Adorno, as well as theories and narratives of death. Forthcoming are a monograph on intertextuality as testimony in Celan's "Engführung" (Königshausen & Neumann) in 2014 and a collected volume on Bernhard and Jelinek in 2015.  Most recent reviews and articles are on Droste-Hülshoff, Jelinek, Celan, and E.T.A. Hoffmann. Ongoing projects are essays on father figures in B. Vesper and T. Harlan, intimacy in Fassbinder’s films as well as dreams in Celan’s early poetry.