Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow of German
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; M.A./First Staatsexamen, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Office Address: 19 University Place, Room 329
Office Hours: M 3:30-5 & by appointment
Areas of Research/Interest: Post-Enlightenment German and Austrian literature and thought, with an emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century narrative prose; poetics of knowledge; literary and narrative theory; film studies; nature-culture relations and visuality in literature; law and literature; Franz Kafka
Fellowships/Honors: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Tufts University; American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship; American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Travel Grant Award; Dean’s Teaching Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University; Dorot Foundation Fellowship, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies; Visiting Student Fellowships, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Brown University
Narrator: Circumspection, Speaking-For, and Previous Knowledge in Adalbert
Stifter’s ‘Granit’.” Journal of Austrian
Studies 49.3 (2016): Forthcoming.
“Speaking for Liveliness: Franz Kafka’s Obituary for
Hyperion and his Introductory Speech
on Yiddish.” The German Quarterly
88.3 (2015): 334-354.
“Proxies in Kafka: Koncipist FK and Prokurist Josef K.” Kafka
for the Twenty-First Century. Ed. Stanley Corngold and Ruth V. Gross. Rochester,
NY: Camden House, 2011 (Paperback 2015). 120-135.
Andreas Huyssen, Miniature Metropolis: Literature in an Age of Photography and Film. Arcadia. International Journal of Literary Culture 51.2 (2016): 434-437.
Jakob Lothe, Beatrice Sandberg, and
Ronald Speirs, eds. Franz Kafka:
Narration, Rhetoric, and Reading. Monatshefte 105.1 (2013): 153-155.
Jack Greenberg, and Benno Wagner, eds. Franz
Kafka: The Office Writings (trans. Eric Patton and Ruth Hein). Modernism/Modernity 17.4 (2010):
Sabine Kyora, Eine Poetik der Moderne. Zu den Strukturen
Modernen Erzählens. Modern Language
Notes (MLN), 124.3 (2009): 763-766.
Current projects include book manuscripts on the
rhetoric and poetics of speaking-for (Fürsprache)
in Franz Kafka’s writings and on narrative constructions of overviews in the
long 19th century, as well as articles on Arthur Schnitzler’s literary duels
and diplomacy and on water in modern literature.