My current project is, first, to show that historical agency, since the late 18th century, has often been conceptualized on the model of poetic creation as the Romantics conceived of it, and, in a second step, to develop an alternative that looks to the translator rather than the poet as paradigm for historical action. To this end, background issues in social theory, especially regarding the concepts of 'world' and 'modernity' are also of great interest to me.
- Literature and Philosophy (co-coordinator 2020-21)
- Poetry and Poetics
- German 101, 102, 103 (Language Instructor, 2020)
- Metaphysics, Morbidity, & Modernity: Mann's The Magic Mountain (TA, Winter 2020)