Jedes Wort ein Treffer.
Jedes Kapitel eine Weltanklage.
Alles zusammen eine totale Weltrevolution,
bis zur totalen Auslöschung.
Dominik Zechner studied philosophy and media studies in Vienna and New York. Having received his Magister der Philosophie for a thesis on Jacques Derrida’s Mal d’archive in 2013, Dominik joined NYU German in the same year; his dissertation discusses the relation between language and finitude and explores figures of survival in 20th century literature and philosophy.
Dominik has conducted courses for NYU’s Department of Comparative Literature, the German Department’s language program, and the College Core Curriculum. In the spring of 2016, he was awarded both NYU’s Outstanding Teaching Award as well as the Otto Mainzer Fellowship.
He briefly studied at Princeton University and The New School for Social Research, and has been a visiting scholar at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee. Dominik has held summer school fellowships at the IKKM Weimar as well as the universities of Basel, Bern, and Zurich.
While regularly presenting his research at conferences, internationally and in the U.S., Dominik has published on Derrida’s Carte postale (2015) and Kafka’s Sorge des Hausvaters (2016), Thomas Bernhard’s Meine Preise (2016), and has forthcoming articles on Friedrich Kittler and Martin Heidegger as well as on the relation between pedagogy and violence. Most recently, he edited a special issue on prizes, prize speeches, and the rhetoric of acceptance, published in Modern Language Notes (Comparative Literature Issue, December 2016).