Dr. Siarhei Biareishyk

Literary scholar, research associate for the project Formen und Funktionen von Weltverhältnissen


  • Since 2017 Center for Literary and Cultural Research: research associate for the project "Formen und Funktionen von Weltverhältnissen"
  • 2011-17 New York University: Ph.D., Department of Comparative Literature
  • 2014 New York University: M.A., Department of Comparative Literature
  • 2010-11 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: DAAD Research Fellow, Institut für deutsche Literatur

Research Interests

  • Literary Theory
  • Continental Philosophy
  • German Romanticism
  • Russian Formalism
  • Spinozan Materialism
  • Soviet and Western Marxisms


  • “Spinoza’s Politics of Error.” Spinoza’s Authority: Resistance and Power. Ed. A. Kiarina Kordela and Dimitris Vardoulakis. Bloomsbury Press (2017).
  • "Five-year plan of philosophy: Stalinism after Kojève, Hegel after Stalinism." Special issue of Studies in East European Thought on “Hegel in Russia,” 65.3-4. Springer (2013), 243-258.
  • "Come Out to Show the Split Subject: Steve Reich, Whiteness, and the Avant–Garde." Special issue of Current Musicology on “Race, Sound, and Performance,” 93. Columbia University (2012), 73-93


[Selected 2013-2016]

  • 2016: “Novalis’ Politics of Transindividuality.” Harvard Germanic Circle. Harvard University
  • 2015: “Spinoza’s Politics of Error.” Spinoza’s Theological Political Treatise. Workshop at Columbia University, The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
  • 2015: “Two Times of Capital, Logical and Historical.” The Standpoint of Reproduction: Questions for Contemporary Materialist Thought. New York University
  • 2015: “Kohlhaas, dem es nicht um die Pferde zu tun war: Political Theory of Occasion and Plural Temporality in Kleist’s Michael Kohlhaas.” German Studies Association Convention, Washington DC
  • 2014: “Toward a Concept of the Missed Encounter.” Comparatorium: the Comparative Literature Colloquium, New York University
  • 2013: “Platonov’s ‘On the First Socialist Tragedy’ and Stalinist Culture of the 1930s.” Slavics without Borders, Princeton University (February 26)
  • 2013: “At the End of History, yet again: Five-Year-Plan of Philosophy.” Hegel to Russia and Back, New York University and City University of New York (April 12-13)