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Adrian Daub

Adrian Daub, PhD

Associate Professor of German Studies
Affiliated faculty at The Europe Center

Building 260, Room 202


Adrian Daub received his Ph.D. in May 2008 from the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation focused on philosophical approaches to marriage in German Idealism and German Romanticism (“Uncivil Unions – The Metaphysics of Marriage in German Idealism and Jena Romanticism, 1794-1801”). His recent publications include “’The Abyss of the Scream’- On the Music of Hermann Nitsch” (in a volume entitled Blood Orgies: Hermann Nitsch in America), “Adorno’s Schreker – Charting the Self-Dissolution of the Distant Sound” (in Cambridge Opera Journal) and “’Donner à voir’: The Logic of the Caption in Alexander Kluge’s The Devil’s Blind Spot and W.G. Sebald’s Rings of Saturn” (in a volume entitled Searching for Sebald). A German-language monograph on cultural perceptions of four-hand piano music in 19th century Europe will be published this fall; Professor Daub is currently working on a book on German thought on marriage from Kant to Nietzsche.

Current Courses:


GERLIT 136 Berlin Topographies in the 20th Century
GERLIT 127 Uncanny Literature in 19th Century Germany
GERGEN 129/229 History of German Film
GERGEN 148/248 A Brief History of Misogyny

Stanford Affiliations

German Studies