Benjamin Lewis Robinson, BA MPhil PhD

Benjamin Lewis Robinson

Neuere deutsche Literatur

Institut für Germanistik
Universitätsring 1
1010 Wien

Stiege 9
1. Zwischengeschoss
Zimmer: ZG2O1.130

E-Mail: benjamin.robinson@univie.ac.at

Sprechstunde

2019W: Mittwochs 15 – 16 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung

 

 

Curriculum vitae

geb. 1983 in Harare, Simbabwe

2007 AB Social Studies und German, Harvard University

2009 MPhil Modern and Medieval Languages, Oxford University

2009-2016 Promotionsstudium an der Northwestern University

2013 “Visiting PhD” am Institut für Germanisitik, Universität Wien

2014 WS Forschungsstipendium des deutschen akademischen Austauschdienstes (DAAD), Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

2015 SS DAAD Gastdoktorand, Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (ZfL), Berlin

2016 PhD Comparative Literary Studies, Northwestern University

Dissertation: “Bureaucratic Fanatics in the Work of Kleist, Melville, Conrad, and Kafka”

2016-2017 Post-Doctoral Fellow, ICI Berlin Institute for Critical Inquiry

seit 2017 Universitätsassistent (Postdoc) am Institut für Germanistik, Universität Wien

Publikationsverzeichnis

Publikationsdatenbank u:cris

Bureaucratic Fanatics: Modern Literature and the Passions of Rationalization (de Gruyter, 2019)

Fiction Cares: J. M. Coetzee’s Slow Man. In Novel (im Erscheinen 2019)

Passions for Justice: Kleist’s Michael Kohlhaas and Coetzee’s Michael K. In Comparative Literature 70:4 (2018), S. 426-443.

Between Future and Past: An Exercise in Political Ecology. In Hannah Arendt Net – Journal for Political Thinking 9:1 (2018).

State of Embarrassment: Kafka’s In der Strafkolonie. In The Germanic Review 90:2 (2015), S. 101- 122.

The Poverty of Agency in Conrad’s The Secret Agent. In Conradiana 46:3 (2014), S. 195-216.

Disassembling the ›SAN DOMINICK‹. Sovereignty, the Slave Ship, and Partisanship in Herman Melville’s Benito Cereno. In Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung 5:1 (2014), S. 135-150.

Aktivitäten

2019

Co-organizer with Francesco Giusti (ICI Berlin) of The Work of World Literature, a Symposium with Derek Attridge at the ICI Berlin, June 20-21

2018

Co-organizer with Paul North (Yale) of GSA Panel, Political Nature, September 29

Co-organizer with Birkan Taş (ICI Berlin) of Why care? a Symposium at the ICI Berlin in collaboration with the Waiting Times Project at Birkbeck, University of London and the University of Exeter, July 5-6

2017

Co-organizer with Nathan Taylor (Frankfurt) of ACLA Seminar, Desperate Times, Desperate Measures: “Poverty” in Politics, Literature and Philosophy, July 6-9

Organizer of Post-Truth and Politics: A Conference departing from the Thought of Hannah Arendt, ICI Berlin in collaboration with Bard College Berlin and the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College in New York, April 29

Co-organizer with Alessia Ricciardi (Northwestern) of MLA Convention Panel, Agamben’s Uses, January 5

Virtuelle Bibliothek

Lehrveranstaltungen 2020S

Lehrveranstaltungen 2019W

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