Devin Fore received his PhD from Columbia University in 2005 and joined Princeton's German Department after spending a year at Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities. Fore’s first book Realism After Modernism: The Rehumanization of Art and Literature (2012), which considers the return of mimetic figuration in German cultural production of the late 1920s, was awarded the Modern Language Association’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for the best work in German Studies. In addition to publishing articles in the journals New German Critique, October, Configurations and Grey Room, Fore has edited and written the introductory essay to the English translation of Oskar Negt and Alexander Kluge’s History and Obstinacy (Zone Books, 2014), and has translated a number of texts from both German and Russian.
His next book, All the Graphs: Soviet Factography and the Emergence of Avant-Garde Documentary (forthcoming from University of Chicago Press) situates the multi-media work of Sergei Tret’iakov within the material culture of the early Soviet period. With Matthew Witkovsky and Ekaterina Chuchalina, he is also curating the international exhibition Demonstration! Soviet Art Put to the Test, opening in 2017 (Venice–Chicago–Moscow).
Last year Fore was awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. Previously he had received grants from the Social Science Research Council, the Fulbright, Humboldt and Whiting Foundations, and Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities; he was also the Anna Maria Kellen Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin in 2008-2009.
At Princeton, Fore is an Associate Faculty member of the Departments of Comparative Literature and of Slavic Languages and Literatures; he serves on the Executive Committees of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities (IHUM) and of the Gauss Seminars in Criticism; he is also an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Program in Media + Modernity and the Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.