Dominik Zechner (NYU)
“The Violence of Form: Narratives of Instruction in the 20th Century”
Dominik Zechner works in the areas of 19th- to 21st-century intellectual and cultural history; contemporary literature; Austrian history, culture, and literature; modern prose and poetry; philology and hermeneutics; and theories of pedagogy. His publications include essays on Friedrich Kittler, Martin Heidegger, Thomas Bernhard, and Franz Kafka. The recipient of a Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities (2018-19), he is currently completing a dissertation, The Survival of Literature: Kafka and the Problem of Finitude.