Research Interests: Literary Theory, Continental Philosophy, Russian Formalism, German Romanticism, Soviet and Western Marxisms
Siarhei Biareishyk’s research concerns the encounters between literary theory and political philosophy; aesthetics and Marxism; and literature and science. Working in the materialist tradition of Spinoza and Marx, his dissertation investigates latent transpositions and explicit misappropriations of Spinoza’s thought at the turn of the 19th century in Germany in view of its persistent effects in contemporary debates. His broader project also investigates the political dimensions in literature and literary theory through the mediated relations among Spinoza, German Romanticism (Schelling, Novalis, Kleist), and Soviet Marxism (Arvatov, Ilyenkov) and Formalism (Tynyanov, Shklovsky).
At NYU, Siarhei completed a certificate in The Poetics and Theory Program, where he co-organized reading groups and numerous events, including the conference "Standpoint of Reproduction: Questions for Contemporary Materialist Thought."