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Dr Peter Zusi
Appointment
  • Lecturer
  • Sch of Slavonic & East European Studies
  • School of Arts & Social Sciences
 
 
Biography

I studied literature at Yale (BA) and comparative literature and social thought at the University of Chicago (MA, PhD), where my original interest in German literature rapidly expanded to include Czech literature in particular and central European literature in general. My doctoral dissertation examined intellectual and ideological functions of the notion of "historicism" in Czech and German avant-gardes in the interwar period. After defending my dissertation I taught for several years in the Slavic department at Harvard.

I am currently writing a book about Kafka and Czech modernism, and am co-editor of the journal Central Europe.


Research Summary
Modern Czech and German literature and culture; theory of modernism and the avant-garde; literature in relation to the visual arts, particularly architecture; Kafka; philosophy of history; and cultural history of central Europe from the Enlightenment onward. I have a particular interest in points of contact and conflict between Czech and German culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.



Teaching Summary

I teach courses on Czech literature from the eighteenth century to the present and contribute to team-taught courses on central and east European literature and cinema. I supervise PhD dissertations on Czech and central European literature and culture.

Academic Background
2001 PhD Doctor of Philosophy University of Chicago
1994 MA Master of Arts University of Chicago
1989 BA Bachelor of Arts Yale University
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