Dr. Sage Anderson


  • Since 4/2020: Reseach associate at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) and coordinator of the project Governing the Narcotic City. Imaginaries, Practices and Discourses of Public Drug Cultures in European Cities from 1970 until today (HERA JRP/Horizon 2020)
  • 2017 – 2018: Project coordinator, Pensées Françaises Contemporaines, European University Viadrina, in partnership with the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • 9/2015: PhD, New York University Department of Comparative Literature
  • 2012 – 2015: Member of the DFG research training group Lebensformen und Lebenswissen, University of Potsdam and European University Viadrina
  • 2003: BA, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

  • translation practice and theory
  • critique of the present in modernity
  • short literary forms

Publications (selection)

  • “Ungesicherte Übergänge. Kürze und Krankheit bei Hippokrates, La Rochefoucauld und Nietzsche,” in Übergänge. Perspektivierungen aus der Literaturwissenschaft, Kulturwissenschaft und Philosophie, eds. Sage Anderson, Sebastian Edinger, Jakob C. Heller, and Emanuel John (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2017), 185­–199.
  • “Wartime Love Affairs and Deathly Flirtation: Freud and Caillois on Identifying with Loss,” in Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction, eds. Daniel Hoffmann-Schwarz, Barbara Natalie Nagel, and Lauren Shizuko Stone (New York: Fordham University Press, 2015), 116–124.