Professor North’s new book, The Yield: Kafka’s Atheological Reformation comes out in September 2015 from Stanford University Press. In 2015-16 he will teach a graduate seminar on “Nothing,” with readings from Plato to Beckett, a class on political speech that produces laughter rather than conviction—“Satire, Irony, Parody”—and a seminar, “Nietzsche and his Readers.”
Selected recent Academic Awards and Achievements
- Fellow. Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University.
- 2012 Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication
- 2011-2012 Morse Fellowship
- 2015 Professor of German, Yale
- 2014-15 Professor of German, Tufts University
- 2013 Associate Professor of German, Yale
- 2009 Assistant Professor of German, Yale
- 2007 Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, Department of German, NYU
Latest Books and Co-Edited Volumes and Journals
- The Yield: Kafka’s Atheological Reformation. Stanford, 2015.
- Zerstreutheit. Guest editor for 2015 issue of Figurationen. Zürich, Switzerland.
- Protocols for a New Nature. 2012 issue (published 2015) of The Yearbook of Comparative Literature. Vol 58. Bloomington, IN. Co-edited with Eyal Peretz.
- Messianic Thought outside Theology. Co-edited with Anna Glazova. Fordham University Press, 2013.
- The Problem of Distraction. Stanford University Press, 2012.
Latest Article Publications
- “Castle Logic: Hints in Kafka’s Novel.” in The Cambridge Companion to 1922. Ed. Jean-Michel Rabaté. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2014.
- “Absolute und Relative Diaspora: Borges und Ahad Ha’am.” in Exil – Literatur – Judentum. Ed. Doerte Bischoff. München: Edition text + kritik, 2014.
- “The Phenomenality of the State.” in The Nation’s Two Bodies. Ed. Oliver Kohns and Martin Doll. München: Wilhelm Fink, 2014.
- “What Thinking Feels Like.” The Yearbook of Comparative Literature. Vol. 58, 2013.
- “Exile is a Flop: Soma Morgenstern over Central Park.” In Escape to Life: German Exiles in New York. de Gruyter, Spring 2012.
Latest Courses taught
- “Franz Rosenzweig’s Star of Redemption”
- “Faith and Knowledge”
- “German Theories of History from Benjamin to Kluge”
- “Theories of Time”
- “The Logic of Dreams”
- “Heidegger’s Being and Time”
- “Jews and Germans: An Intercultural History”
PhD Northwestern University, Evanston, IL