Dr. Hannes Bajohr

Philosopher/Literary scholar, research associate with the project Negative Anthropology. History and Potential of a Discursive Formation

CV

  • 2017-present: Center for Literary and Cultural Research, Berlin, research associate for the project "Negative Anthropology"
  • 2017: Columbia University, New York, Ph.D., Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
    Dissertation: "History and Metaphor: Hans Blumenberg's Theory of Language" (with departmental distinction)
  • 2013: Columbia University, New York, M.Phil., Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
  • 2010: Humboldt University, Berlin, M.A., Philosophie, Neuere deutsche Literatur und Neuere und neueste Geschichte

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Language and Culture
  • History of Ideas, History of Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy
  • Theories of Digitality
  • Digital experimental Literature

Publications

see also: academia.edu

Monographs

  • Judith N. Shklar (Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, 2014; ebook).
  • Dimensionen der Öffentlichkeit: Politik und Erkenntnis bei Hannah Arendt (Berlin: Lukas, 2011).

Edited Volumes

  • The Hans Blumenberg Reader. Edited and translated by Hannes Bajohr, Florian Fuchs, and Joe Paul Kroll (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, forthcoming).
  • Judith N. Shklar, Verpflichtung, Loyalität, Exil [orig: “Obligation, Loyalty, Exile”]. Edited and translated by Hannes Bajohr (Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, forthcoming).
  • Judith N. Shklar, Der Liberalismus der Rechte [orig.: “Rights in the Liberal Tradition”]. Edited and translated by Hannes Bajohr (Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, 2017). 
  • Code und Konzept: Literatur und das Digitale. Edited by Hannes Bajohr (Berlin: Frohmann, 2016). 
  • The Future of Philology: Proceedings of the 11th Annual Graduate Student Conference 2012 of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University. Edited by Hannes Bajohr, Benjamin Dorvel, Vincent Hessling, and Tabea Weitz (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014).
  • Judith N. Shklar, Der Liberalismus der Furcht [orig.: “The Liberalism of Fear”]. Edited and translated by Hannes Bajohr. With a preface by Axel Honneth and essays by Seyla Benhabib, Michael Walzer, and Bernard Williams (Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, 2013).
  • Peter Weiss, Briefe an Henriette Itta Blumenthal. Edited by Hannes Bajohr and Angela Abmeier (Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, 2011).

Articles and Book Chapters

  • “The Sources of Liberal Normativity.” Between Utopia and Realism: Judith N. Shklar. Edited by Samantha Ashenden and Andreas Hess (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming.)
  • “Infrathin Platforms: Print on Demand as Auto-Factography.” Book Presence in a Digital Age. Edited by Kári Driscoll, Jessica Pressman, and Kiene Brillenburg Wurth (London: Bloomsbury, 2018): 71-89.
  • “Harmonie und Widerspruch: Mit Judith N. Shklar gegen die ‘Ideologie der Einigkeit.’” Distanzierung und Engagement: Wie politisch sind die Geisteswissenschaften? Edited by Hendrikje Schauer and Marcel Lepper (Stuttgart/Weimar: Works & Nights, 2018): 75-85.
  • “Judith Shklars Liberalismen.” Judith N. Shklar, Der Liberalismus der Rechte. Edited by Hannes Bajohr (Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, 2017): 7-19.
  • “Das Reskilling der Literatur: Einleitung zu Code und Konzept.” Code und Konzept: Literatur und das Digitale. Edited by Hannes Bajohr (Berlin: Frohmann, 2016): 7-21.
  • “Arendt-Korrekturen: Judith Shklars kritische Perspektive auf Hannah Arendt.” HannahArendt.net. Zeitschrift für politisches Denken 8, no. 1 (2016). http://www.hannaharendt.net/index.php/han/article/view/341
  • “Experimental Writing in its Moment of Digital Technization: Post-Digital Literature and Print-on-Demand Publishing.“ Publishing as Artistic Practice. Edited by Annette Gilbert (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2016): 100-115.
  • “Infradünne Plattformen: Print-on-Demand als Strategie und Genre.” Merkur 70, no. 1 (2016): 79-87. “Die Einheit der Welt: Hannah Arendt und Hans Blumenberg über die Anthropologie der Metapher.” WestEnd, no. 2 (2015): 57-77.
  • “The Unity of the World: Arendt and Blumenberg on the Anthropology of Metaphor.” Germanic Review 90, no. 1 (2015): 42–59.
  • “Der Preis der Wahrheit: Hans Blumenberg über Hannah Arendts Eichmann in Jerusalem.” Merkur 69, no. 5 (2015): 52–59.
  • “Schreibenlassen. Gegenwartsliteratur und die Furcht vorm Digitalen.” Merkur 68, no. 7 (2014): 651–658.
  • “Introduction.” The Future of Philology: Proceedings of the 11th Annual Graduate Student Conference 2012 of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University. Edited by Hannes Bajohr, et al. (Newcastle:
  • Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014): 1:26 (with Benjamin Dorvel, Vincent Hessling, and Tabea Weitz).
  • “Geschichte, Negativismus und Skepsis als Herausforderungen politischer Theorie: Judith N. Shklar.” Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 62, no. 4 (2014): 633–659 (with Burkhard Liebsch).
  • “Judith N. Shklar, 1928-1992: Eine werkbiografische Skizze.” Judith N. Shklar, Ganz normale Laster (Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, 2014): 277–319.
  • “Michail Aleksandrovič Šolochov: ‘Neuland unterm Pflug.’” Handbuch Nachkriegsliteratur. Edited by Elena Agazzi, Erhard Schütz (Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2014): 524-526.
  • “‘Am Leben zu sein heißt Furcht zu haben.’ Judith Shklars negative Anthropologie des Liberalismus.” Judith N. Shklar, Der Liberalismus der Furcht (Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, 2013): 131-167.
  • “Einleitung.” Peter Weiss – Briefe an Henriette Itta Blumenthal. Edited by Angela Abmeier and Hannes Bajohr (Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, 2011): 5-49 (with Angela Abmeier).
  • “Zwei Briefe Peter Weiss’ an Max Hodann.” Peter Weiss Jahrbuch, no. 19 (2010): 9-20.
  • “‘Betr.: Brief an Minister Malraux’. Alfred Andersch und die Petition an André Malraux.” Berliner Hefte zur Geschichte des literarischen Lebens no. 7 (2005): 94-102 (with Angela Abmeier).

Edited Journal Issues

  • Special issue on the thought of Judith N. Shklar of Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 62, no. 4 (2014).
  • Special issue on the exchange of letter between Alfred Andersch and Günter Eich, 1948-1972 of Berliner Hefte zur Geschichte des literarischen Lebens 7 (2005), with Angela Abmeier, et al.

Translations

  • Hans Blumenberg, “The Linguistic Reality of Philosophy”; “Concept of Reality and Theory of the State”; “Preliminary remarks on the Concept of Reality”; “Prospect for a Theory of Nonconceptuality”; “ Socrates and the objet ambigu”; “The Essential Ambiguity of the Aesthetic Object”; “Speech Situation and Immanent Poetics”; “Life-World and Technization”; all in The Hans Blumenberg Reader. Edited and translated by Hannes Bajohr, Florian Fuchs, and Joe Paul Kroll (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, forthcoming).
  • Judith N. Shklar, Verpflichtung, Loyalität, Exil [orig: “Obligation, Loyalty, Exile”]. Edited and translated by Hannes Bajohr (Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, forthcoming).
  • Hannah Arendt, „Kollektive Verantwortung“ [orig: „Collective Responsibility“]. Marie Luise Knott, Verlernen: Denkwege mit Hannah Arendt. Erweiterte Neuauflage (Berlin: Matthes und Seitz, 2017).
  • Kenneth Goldsmith, Uncreative Writing: Sprachmanagement im Digitalen Zeitalter [orig.: Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age] (Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, 2017).
  • Daniel S. Snelson, “EXE TXT: Textwarez & Deformance”; Buffy Cain, “Import This”; J. R. Carpenter, “There he was, gone”; Nick Montfort “Some Comments”; Caitlin Quintero Weaver, “Writing Susan Scratched”; all in Code und Konzept: Literatur und das Digitale. Edited by Hannes Bajohr (Berlin: Frohmann, 2016).
  • Harro Müller, “Beobachtungen über Beobachtungen. Einige Bemerkungen zu Adornos ästhetischer Theorie.” Taubenfüße und Adlerkrallen. Essays zu Kluge, Adorno, Nietzsche, Büchner und Grabbe (Bielefeld: Aisthesis 2016).
  • Judith N. Shklar, Der Liberalismus der Rechte [orig.: “Rights in the Liberal Tradition”]. Edited and translated by Hannes Bajohr (Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, 2016).
  • Samuel Moyn, “Judith Shklar über die Philosophie des Völkerstrafrechts” [orig.: “Judith Shklar on the Philosophy of International Criminal Law”]. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, no. 4 (2014): 683–707.
  • Judith N. Shklar, Ganz normale Laster [orig.: Ordinary Vices]. Edited and translated by Hannes Bajohr (Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, 2014).
  • Judith N. Shklar, Der Liberalismus der Furcht [orig.: “The Liberalism of Fear”]. Edited and translated by Hannes Bajohr, preface by Axel Honneth, essays by Seyla Benhabib, Michael Walzer, and Bernard Williams (Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, 2013).

Lectures

  • “Algorithmic Empathy: Nick Montfort’s Megawatt,” presented at the lecture series “Poetry by Other Means,” University of Erlangen, and at the lecture series “Contemporary Literature: Media, Aesthetics, Process,” University of Greifswald, 2017.
  • “Publishing/Publicking,” presented at the conference “The Publishing Sphere,” Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2017.
  • “Shifting Grounds: Hans Blumenberg’s Immanent and Transcendent Theories of History, Reality, and Language,” presented at the ACLA meeting, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2017.”
  • “Post-Digital Literature and Print-on-Demand Publishing,” presented at the “Miss Read” lecture series, Berlin Academy of Arts, Berlin, 2016.
  • “Hans Blumenberg’s two Theories of Secularization and the Novel,” presented at the ACLA meeting, Cambridge, Mass., 2016.
  • “Hannah Arendt’s Metaphors of Political Space,” presented at Vanderbilt Graduate Student Conference, Nashville, 2015.
  • “Hans Blumenberg’s Speculative Histories of Reality,” presented at the NYU Graduate Student Conference “Revolution and the Real,” New York 2015.
  • “The Unity of the World: Hannah Arendt and Hans Blumenberg on the function of Metaphor,” presented at the GSA conference, Milwaukee, 2012.