Talks

2020

  • (moved to 2021) “Small Form Traffic", conference Linguistic and Poetic Economy: Ambiguity and Small Forms, GRK 2190 Kleine Formen & GRK 1808 Ambiguität, Literarisches Colloquium Berlin

  • (moved to 2021) “Plattformliteratur? Über Devices und Genres”, workshop, Peter Szondi-Institut / Dahlem Humanities Center, Freie Universität Berlin

  • "Language Sampling. Sentence and Situation in Röggla and Goetz", German Department, New York University

  • "Blumenberg's Moment" (with Paul Fleming), workshop, German Department, Princeton University

  • session of "The Hans Blumenberg Seminars" (with Hannes Bajohr & Joe Paul Kroll), Faculty of Theology and Religion, Oxford University

2019

  • Paradigmen zu einer Fabulologie”, conference Hans Blumenberg: Neue Zugänge zum Werk, Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin

  • Forced Sayings. Harsdörffer and Proverbial Realism”, panel series “Small Forms”, Annual GSA Conference, Portland

  • Enacted Stories’: Arendt’s Media of Appearance”, panel “Transnational Media and the Public Sphere”, SCMS Annual Conference, Seattle

  • Topisches Sprechen / Pragmatisches Sprechen – Urszenen kleiner Formen bei Locke und Vico”, conference „kleiner werden“ – Verfahren und Techniken der Ökonomisierung kleiner Formen, DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 2190 Literatur- und Wissensgeschichte kleiner Formen, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2018

  • Notes on Poor Cinema (Beyond the White Cube and the Black Box)", Seminar “Art Film/Film Art in Contemporary Germany”, Annual GSA Conference, Pittsburgh PA

  • Kontrafaktur und Konterfei: Prosa als Ersetzung”, conference Prosa - Zur Geschichte und Theorie einer vernachlässigten Kategorie der Literaturwissenschaften, Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule, Freie Universität Berlin

  • Media Mimesis in Post-1968 Germany: On Operative Stories”, UC Berkeley, German Department

2017

  • Wilde Literatur und Anthropozän: Thoreau und Humboldt über den unnatürlichen Grund des Erlebnisses”, conference Die Rückkehr des Erlebnisses in die Geisteswissenschaften? – Diagnose und Geschichte, DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1767 Faktuales & Fiktionales Erzählen, Universität Freiburg

  • Seminar “Technologie: Readings in a Neglected Discipline”, Annual GSA Conference, Atlanta GA

  • “’Ausblick auf eine Theorie des Unverstands’ – Blumenberg’s Fable Hermeneutics”, panel “Hans Blumenberg’s Ambiguities”, Annual ACLA Meeting, Utrecht NL

  • Die Widerständigkeit der Prosa”, Transatlantic Seminar, Universität Konstanz

  • Inciting the People: On the Violence of Quoting Proverbs”, On Citation, 2nd Harvard-Brown-Yale Colloquium, Brown University

2016

  • Symbolic Everyday – Broch’s and Zweig’s Novellas”, conference Austrian Modernism and the Habsburg Myth, Yale University

2015

  • The Prose Act”, conference Speech unbound/ Ungebundene Rede: On prose and prosaics, Deutsches Haus, NYU

  • After the Ars Topica. The Here-and-Now of Prose in Kleist’s Über die allmähliche Verfertigung der Gedanken beim Reden”, paper at the panel “Brevity”, Annual GSA Conference, Washington DC

  • Real/Surreal Excess. The Scandal of Screening Melusine in Breton’s Nadja and Fontane’s Ellernklipp”, The Resurfacing of the Screen, A Humanity/Humanities-Initiative Conference, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University

  • The Renewal of Ars Topica in Grimmelshausen: On Microevents and the Beginning of Prose”, paper at the panel “Profane, Prosaic, Popular. Structures of ‘Pre-Critical’ Art and Literature”, Annual ACLA Meeting, Seattle

  • The Afterlife of Ars Topica”, Dissertation Project Presentation, German Department Colloquium, Yale University

2014

  • Surveillance and the Resacralization of the Everyday. The Novella as Critical Form”, paper at the panel “Observing Privacy: Implications of Surveillance”, Annual GSA Conference, Kansas City

  • The Agency of Small Forms: Gesture and Parable”, Mellon Work-in-Progress Colloquium, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University

  • The Idyll as Small Form (of Novelized Life). Herder, Lukács, Joyce”, paper at the seminar “Resisting the Idyll”, Annual ACLA Meeting, New York City

2013

  • Aby Warburg’s Archaeology of the Person”, NYU

2012

  • Baumgarten on Sinon, Lessing on Laocoön: Bella parrhesia Speaking Outside the Gates of Troy”, paper at the panel “Gotthold Ephraim Lessing and the Literary Imagination of the German Enlightenment”, Annual GSA Conference, Milwaukee, October 2012.

  • “‘…wer ihn nur recht beweinen koente.’ – Impossibilities of Genre and Affect in Gryphius’ Absurda Comica”, paper at the conference “Denkbilder – Thinking Images/Critical Eye”, Yale University, September 2012.

  • Blaming it on the Body. Karl Philipp Moritz’s Hypochondria and Walter Benjamin’s Scham”, Schuld: A Colloquium in German Studies, Northwestern University, May 2012.

  • The Potential Not to See the Clouds – Or: The Impossibility to Act While Facing the Skies. Aristophanes, Goethe, Celan”, paper at the seminar “Critical Climate Change: Turbulence and Chaos”, Annual ACLA Meeting, Providence, March 2012.

  • One’s Boredom and 1990s Pop Literature: Ellis, Kracht and Stuckrad-Barre”, The Global 1990s: Looking Back at the End of History, Yale University, January 2012.

2011

  • Kritisch-Werden eines körperlichen Phänomens: Die ‘Abwehrkräfte der Scham’ bei Walter Benjamin”, paper at the Biennial Conference of the International Walter Benjamin Society Schrift: Writing & Image-Character in the Work of Walter Benjamin, Princeton University, November 2011.

  • No Pragmatic Theory, but Acting Metaphorically: When We Need to Get from Reality to Possibility”, paper at the seminar “Pragmatist Poetics”, Annual ACLA Meeting, Vancouver, March 2011.

2010

  • Technik und Metaphorologie bei Hans Blumenberg”, Kulturhistorisches Kolloquium, Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), January 2010.