Alexander Verdolini

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6th Year Student


Alex Verdolini received his BA from Brown University in Comparative Literature and has also studied at the Université de Paris VIII–Saint Denis and Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen. He works on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and philosophy, mostly in German, French and English. Current work includes projects on the problem of ‘life’ in Romanticism and beyond and on the linguistic, political, and musical problem of accent from Rousseau to Celan. Recent publications include an essay on the work of W. G. Sebald as well as translations of poetry in Spanish and fiction in German.

Education History

B.A., Comparative Literature, Brown University, 2011

Research Interests

Issues in poetics and the theory of language; literature and philosophy in relation to phenomena and theories of ‘life’; Romanticisms (German, French, English) and their nineteenth- and twentieth-century aftermaths; questions of political theology and historical time. Additional interests include recent fiction in Spanish and German.

Publication Highlights

“Framework: On W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz” in MLN 128:3 (April 2013): 611–683.