Romanticism, lyric poetry, Idealist philosophy, philosophy of language, modern military theory
Modern Italian literature, theater, philosophy (German idealism, aesthetics), comparative modernisms/transnational modernisms, translation, performance
Romantic literature, philosophy and science; the 1790s and its aftermath; German Idealism; Theory, especially deconstruction.
Greek and Roman Drama and Theater; Aeschylus; Euripides and the Trojan War; Vergil; The Classical Tradition in Literature and the Arts; German Classicism (Goethe, Schiller, Kleist); Philosophy and Literature
French literature, literature and philosophy, autobiography, experimental literature, Oulipo
I am currently a professor of German at the University of California at Berkeley.
Philosophy, Literature, Plato and Kafka, Morality and Consciousness.
I work on philosophies of representation and aesthetics in literature, especially in Viennese Modernism and post-war German and Austrian literature. I am currently making revisions to my monograph, Troubling Art: The Aesthetic Encounter in Hofmannsthal and European Modernism and writing an article on poetological strategies in Uwe Johnson’s politically-charged Mutmassungen über Jakob for the Johnson-Jahrbuch. My next book project, Und die Welt hebt an zu singen: A History of Musical Mimesis in German Literature will survey representative examples of literature that try to describe music in poetic language — much like ekphrastic literature describes visual works of art. Tracing such examples from the Romantic Era to postwar Literature (e.g. ETA Hoffmann to Thomas Bernhard) will result in a new narrative of German literary and cultural history.
Anthony Curtis Adler is professor of Comparative Literature at Yonsei’s Underwood International College in South Korea, where he has taught since 2006. He is the author of Celebricities: Media Culture and the Phenomenology of Gadget Commodity Life (Fordham: 2016), a critical edition of Fichte’s The Closed Commercial State, and a short book titled The Afterlife of Genre: Remnants of the Trauerspiel in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He has also published numerous articles, in such journals as Continental Philosophy Review, Angelaki, Cultural Critique, Diacritics, and Seminar. He is currently working on a book on Friedrich Hoelderlin’s Hyperion.
I am an Associate Professor of German & Scandinavian Studies in the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. My teaching and research interests include 18th- to 20th-century German literature, the history and culture of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), and German and Nordic film.