Research Interests: 19-21st century French, English, and comparative modernisms, literature and philosophy, political theory, aesthetics, poetics, environmental humanities
Michael Krimper earned his BA in French and Philosophy at UC Berkeley, and his PhD in Comparative Literature at New York University in May 2018. He specializes in 19th-21st century French and English literature, with a particular emphasis on the intersection of aesthetics and politics in transatlantic modernisms. His other research and teaching interests include narrative and the novel, critical theory, diaspora and exile studies, and translation. He is currently preparing his dissertation, "Beyond Work: The Ethics and Politics of Inoperative Literature (Blanchot, Bataille, Melville, Beckett)," for publication as a book manuscript. He has published on Blanchot, Levinas, and Heidegger, and has other articles forthcoming on Beckett.