Adrian Renner

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Adrian has studied Comparative Literature, Philosophy and German Literature at LMU Munich and UC Berkeley before coming to Yale’s German Department in 2013. His dissertation titled Erzähltes Leben. Zufall und Möglichkeit im biographischen Roman 1730-1830 describes a specific narrative temporality based on a potential future and the anticipation of possible events in the 18th century German and English novel. He has published articles on Hölderlin’s late odes (Jahrbuch der deutschen Schillergesellschaft 2017) and on the problem of likeness in Walter Benjamin’s Passagen-Werk (Weimarer Beiträge 2018) and has organized a workshop on the epistemology of the novel at FU Berlin.