Dr. Florian Fuchs

KWI Fellow

Academic Career

  • 2006-2010 Bachelor Kulturwissenschaften, Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder); Erasmus Student, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris;
  • 2010-2011 Visiting Researcher, DLCL, Stanford University
  • 2011-2017 MA, MPhil, Yale University; Hunt Fellowship; Mellon Fellowship in the Intergrated Humanities
  • 2017 Promotion (“with distinction”), Yale University
  • 2017-2018 Lecturer, German Department, Yale University
  • 2018-2021 Postdoctoral Researcher, German & Comparative Literature, European Cultural Studies (ECS), Princeton University
  • 2021-2022 Junior Research Fellow, Dahlem Humanities Center, FU Berlin

Research Interests

  • Literary and Media Epistemologies
  • Praxeology of Genres
  • Theory Film
  • Diagrams of Ecology
  • Personhood and Personal Devices (Renaissance & contemporary)

Publications (Selection)

  • Civic Storytelling: The Rise of Short Forms and the Agency of Literature (Zone Books, New York 2022, forthcoming).
  • ed. & trans. History, Metaphors, Fables: A Hans Blumenberg Reader (Cornell University Press, Ithaca 2020), (with with Hannes Bajohr and Joe Paul Kroll).
  • ed. Below Genre. Short Forms and their Affordances, special journal issue, Colloquia Germanica (with Christiane Frey and David Martyn, forthcoming).
  • “Kontrafaktur der Wirklichkeit um 1500. Ein Versuch zur Medienarchäologie der Prosa”. Prosa. Geschichte, Poetik, Theorie. Ed. Michael Gamper & Svetlana Efimova. Berlin/Boston: DeGruyter, 2021. 15-33.
  • “The Animation of Sameness. Brecht’s Elephant Calf and the Parade Ground of Epic Theatre”. RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics (2020): 73/74 (Spring/Autumn 2020) special issue “La Parade”, 238-246.
  • “Natur, diagrammatisch. Humboldts Tableau physique und Thoreaus Reduced Plan”. Rückkehr des Erlebnisses in die Geisteswissenschaften. Ed. Mathis Lessau & Nora Zügel. Würzburg: Ergon, 2019. 217-233.