Julia Landmann joined NYU’s Department of German in 2020. Focusing on the relations between social and aesthetic theory and philosophy, her research combines poetics of form, critical theory, and black study. Her dissertation deals with form and critique in Theodor W. Adorno’s concepts of mimesis and Sylvia Wynter’s concepts of black metamorphosis.
Julia received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature from the University of Munich (LMU). In 2018, she was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. Her B.A. thesis examined the fragmented form of Heiner Müller’s play “Traktor” as a practice of communauté desouvrée. In her M.A. thesis, Julia tackled how the narrative structure of J.M. Coetzee’s Jesus-Novels decomposes authoritarian relationships. In addition to her scholarly projects, she worked as a coordinator for LMU’s Department of Comparative Literature and organized several student workshops.