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Christoph Zeller

Associate Professor of German and European Studies

Christoph Zeller focuses on literary and visual representations of philosophical concepts such as ‘transcendence’, ‘experiment’, ‘authenticity’, ‘surface’, ‘immediacy’, and ‘value’. He has published on German literature, culture, and media from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century. His books include Heinrich von Kleist – Style and Concept: Explorations in Literary Dissonance (Berlin and Boston 2013, co-editor), Literarische Experimente: Medien, Kunst, Texte seit 1950 (Literary Experiments: Media, Art, Texts since 1950, Heidelberg: Winter 2012, editor), Ästhetik des Authentischen: Literatur und Kunst um 1970 (Aesthetics of Authenticity: Literature and Art around 1970, Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2010), Transmedialität: Zur Ästhetik paraliterarischer Verfahren (Transmediality: Towards an Aesthetics of Para-Literature, Göttingen: Wallstein, 2006), and Allegorien des Erzählens: Wilhelm Raabes Jean-Paul-Lektüre (Allegories of Narration: Wilhelm Raabe’s Reading of Jean Paul, Stuttgart and Weimar: Metzler 1999). His current projects offer an analysis of the concept of ‘value’ in philosophical, religious, and economic thought (1890-1950), and a theory of collecting in the digital age.