Ph.D. 2012, New York University
Office Address: 19 University Place, Room 323
Office Hours: R 2-3, Fall 2016Email:
Areas of Research/Interest: German literature after 1800; human rights; aesthetics; law and literature; political theory; science, technology, and society; and media Studies.
Fellowships/Honors: DAAD Research Grant (2008)
“Bones of Contention: The Challenge of Kittler’s Recursive Histories,” in The Sirens Go Silent, Fordham University
Press, forthcoming in 2014.
“’Inter, but not national’: Vilém Flusser and the Technologies of Exile,” in Escape to Life: German Intellectuals in New
York, de Gruyter, 2011.
“The Butterfly and the Potato: Vilém Flusser and Design” in artUS, issue 26, 2009-1, 46-53.
“Fidelity, Love, Eros: Walter
Benjamin’s Life-Science” by Sigrid
Weigel for a collection of essays on Benjamin, entitled True to Walter Benjamin, edited by, Vivian Liska, Eckart Goebel,
and Paul North, under review by Northwestern University Press.
The Science of Literature by
Helmut Müller-Sievers, in Paradigms:
Literature and the Human Sciences, eds. Paul Fleming and Rüdiger Campe,
forthcoming from de Gruyter, 2014.
Walter Benjamin: Images, the Creaturely, and the Holy by Sigrid Weigel
(Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013).
“‘Ei tierischer Mensch': The
Case Study as Cultural Technique in Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck” [Article
The Failure of Human Dignity: Vilém Flusser, Technical
Barbarism, and the Necessity of a New Humanism [Book Manuscript]
“Lettres de cachet: Anonymity and the Signature of Sovereignty in
Goethe’s Die Natürliche Tochter”
Unraveling Enlightenment: 19th-Century German Experiments with Human
Rights [Book manuscript]