Rüdiger Campe

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Professor Germanic Language and Literature and Department Chair
100 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511-6607


In 2014/2015, Rudiger Campe is co-teaching the Mellon Concentration Year “Circa 1900” together with Howard Bloch and Katie Trumpener. Currently, he is finishing a book-length study on ‘communication’ and ‘empire’ in Goethe’s “Conversations of German Refugees” co-authored with Uwe Hebekus.

Selected recent Academic Awards and Achievements:            

  • 2014 Presentation of the Luebeck Lecture at the Ohio State University
  • 2013 Presentation of the Szondi-Lecture, FU Berlin
  • 2012-2014 Fellow, Whitney Humanities Center
  • 2011 Humboldt Research Award
  • 2007 Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin


  • Full Professor, Yale University
  • 2001-2007 Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Latest Books and Co-Edited Volumes:

Latest Article Publications:

Latest Papers, Presentations, Reader’s Reports and Reviews:

  • July 2014. „Rhetorik der Evidenz.“ Free University Berlin, Department History of Art, Research Group BildEvidenz.
  • June 2014. „Baumgartens Ästhetik: Metaphysik und techne.“ Conference „Baumgartens Epoche,“ Europa-Universität Viadrina.
  • May 2014. „Implementieren. Das Grundverfahren in Kittlers Kulturtheorie.“ Vienna University, German Department.
  • May 2014. “Souveränität oder Allegorie. Zur Phänomenologie der allegorischen Einstellung in Walter Benjamins Trauerspielbuch.“ DFG-Symposium „Allegorie“, Villa Vigoni, Menaggio.
  • March 2014. „Body and Time. Thomas Mann’s Magic Mountain.“ The Luebeck Lecture, Ohio State University.

complete list of publications, July 2014 (PDF)