Noah Zeldin

Noah Zeldin joined the department in 2013 after graduating from Northwestern University with a B.Mus. in Composition and studying comparative literature at the University of Vienna. His highly interdisciplinary dissertation offers a critical-historical reassessment of the learning-pieces [Lehrstücke] of dramatists Bertolt Brecht and Heiner Müller and composers Hanns Eisler and Cornelius Cardew. In 2018, Noah was awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct archival research at the Academy of Arts, Berlin, as part of his dissertation project, during which time he was also a guest PhD student at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies at the Free University of Berlin. The economic and theoretical writings of Alfred Sohn-Rethel constitute his other main research interest.