Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A conversation with Stanford professor of German Adrian Daub about Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and his heirs.


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Adrian Daub is Assistant Professor of German at Stanford University. He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College in 2003 and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. 

He is the author, among other things, of a German-language study on the cultural reception of four-handed piano playing, "Zwillingshafte Gebärden - Zur kulturellen Wahrnehmung des vierhändigen Klavierspiels im neunzehnten Jahrhundert," published in 2009.

His current research focuses mainly on 19th- and 20th-century German literature and culture, as well as philosophy, sexuality and literature, the philosophy of music, German film, German Idealism, Romanticism, and Frankfurt School Marxism.

His second book, "Uncivil Unions: The Metaphysics of Marriage in Early German Idealism and Romanticism," is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press in January 2012.