Michael Krimper is a visiting lecturer in the English Department at NYU where he received his PhD in Comparative Literature. He specializes in Francophone, Anglophone, and comparative literatures from the nineteenth century to the present, with an emphasis on the intersection of literary and critical theory, continental philosophy, and transatlantic modernisms. His other research and teaching interests include narrative and the novel, aesthetics and politics, migration and diaspora studies, race, translation, and issues around work.
His book, Out of Work: The Refusal of Literature from Melville to Blanchot(under contract with SUNY Press), examines how an antiwork aesthetics and politics crystallizes in postwar France across a transnational spectrum of late modernist writing. He is also the editor of a special issue that published Samuel Beckett’s lost translations on the Marquis de Sade (Journal of Beckett Studies, April 2022); and co-editor of a volume of essays titled Beckett Ongoing: Aesthetics, Ethics, Politics (forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan). His articles, reviews, and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in New Literary History, diacritics, SubStance, parallax, the Journal of Beckett Studies, October, the Journal of Italian Philosophy, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other venues. Before joining NYU, he worked as a music journalist in California.