We will welcome a new assistant professor to our department in fall 2019.
André Fischer received his PhD in German Studies from Stanford University in 2017. Prior to his appointment at Washington University, he was Assistant Professor of German at Auburn University. A scholar of German literature, European cinema, visual arts as well as intellectual history, he specializes in interwar and postwar modernism in artistic practice and aesthetic theory. His research and teaching focus on the intersection of aesthetics and politics, with particular emphases on modern myth-making and forms of aesthetic resistance. In his current book project, he examines artistic myth-making practices in German postwar art, cinema, and literature. He has published articles on Werner Herzog, Peter Weiss, Bertolt Brecht, and Hans Henny Jahnn.
We look forward to having him here!