Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster: Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration

Ph.D. Michael Taylor


Porträt Michael Taylor

Assistant Professor of German at the University of Calgary in Canada since 2007.

1994–1995 School exchange to Budapest, Hungary.

1996–1999 B.A. Studies in German at the University of Utah, with semesters abroad in Kiel, Salzburg, and Heidelberg.

2002 M.A. and 2007 Ph.D. in German at Princeton University.

2002–2004 DAAD Fellowship in Berlin.

2005 Fellow at the Sommerschule Literaturwissenschaft in Marbach.

Since 2006 Member of the Peter-Szondi-Kollegs in Osnabrück.

From 2006–2007 Associate Member in the Ph.D. Program “The Figure of the Third“ in Konstanz in the framework of the Network for Transatlantic Cooperation.

Research Areas

Literature and Philosophy, with a concentration on the German Enlightenment and its reception in Europe; German theater history since the 18th century; history of sexuality

Function within the Cluster

Alumnus of the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz (June-August 2008, June-August 2009)
about the Institute for Advanced Study

Research project “Enlightened Love: Marriage and Literary Discourse in Germany”

Selected Publications

Moving Bodies: Poetic Theatricality in the German Enlightenment, Dissertation, Princeton University (2007).

“Überhaupt noch einmal lesen zu lernen: Emil Staiger und Martin Heidegger“ [In the first place, to learn how to read again: Emil Staiger and Martin Heidegger]: in Im Nachvollzug des Geschriebenseins: Theorie der Literatur nach 1945, ed. Barbara Hahn (Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2007), pp. 121-134.

“Blindness and Imagination in Kant,” in “Imagination und Invention,” in Paragrana: Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie (Beiheft 2, 2006), ed. Philipp Mehne and Toni Bernhart, pp. 285-298.