Susan Morrow

Germanist, Carlo Barck Prize Fellow with the project Schematism: Poetics on the Way to Kant, 1760–1790


  • 2021: Carlo Barck Prize Fellow at the ZfL with the project “Schematism: Poetics on the Way to Kant, 1760–1790”
  • 2020–21: DAAD Fellow at the ZfL with the project “Schematism: Poetics on the Way to Kant, 1760–1790”
  • 2019–20: Lector in German, Yale University
  • 2019: Ph.D. in German, Yale University
  • 2011–12: DAAD Fellow at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Philosophie
  • 2007–11: Undergraduate studies in German and Philosophy, Yale University

Research Interests

  • Aesthetics and Poetics
  • Literature and Philosophy around 1800
  • Literature and Dance
  • Expressionism


  • “irgendetwas und irgendetwas: Husserl’s Arithmetik and The Poetics of Epistemology.” In Philippe Haensler, Kristina Mendicino, and Rochelle Tobias (eds.). Phenomenology to the Letter: Husserl and Literature. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2021. 61–84.
  •  “Foucault’s Risks.” Co-authored with Peter Raccuglia and Anna Shechtman. The Los Angeles Review of Books. November 7, 2014.



  • “Subjection and Narrative Technique: Two Cases of Expressionist Prose,” German Studies Association Annual Conference, Panel: “The Languages of Discipline,” (Indianapolis, IA), October 2021

 Past: [Selected]

  • "Eine "verborgene Kunst": Von rhetorischem Verfahren zum kantischen Schema," Carlo Barck Prize lecture,  ZfL Berlin, August 5, 2021.
  • “Seeing Images: Lessing’s Laokoon and the Problem of Painting,” German Studies Association Annual Conference, Lessing Society Panel: “The Enlightenment–French, German, and Italian,” (Pittsburgh, PA), September 27, 2018.
  • “Klopstock’s Concept of Meter,” Columbia University German Department Colloquium, (New York, NY), April 20, 2018.
  •  “Violence and Judgment: On Kant’s Schematism,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference, Seminar: “Law-Like Violence: Benjamin and Kant,” (Los Angeles, CA), March 29, 2018.
  •  “Memory and Historicity: On Husserl’s Accounts of Mathematical Origins,” German Studies Association Annual Conference, Seminar: “Phenomenology to the Letter: Husserl and Literature,” (Atlanta, GA), October 8, 2017.
  •  “Heidegger’s Währen[d]: Language and Temporality in ‘Die Sprache’,” New York University, Department of German, Graduate Student Conference: “The Pains of Language,” (New York, NY), April 15, 2016.
  •  “Hegel and Logic’s Narratives,” German Studies Association Thirty-Ninth Annual Conference, DAAD Seminar: “The Epic Side of Truth: Narrative and Knowledge Formation,” (Washington, DC), October 4, 2015.
  •  “The Kantian Sublime and Freud’s Uncanny,” Brown University, Department of Comparative Literature, Graduate Student Conference: “Estranging the Uncanny,” (Providence, RI), March 20, 2015.


Yale University:

  • Spring 2020: Exploring Contemporary German Culture: Multilingualism and Transnationalism
  • Fall 2019: German for Reading
  • Fall 2018: Introduction to German Theater
  • Spring 2017: Georg Büchner: Between Romantic Comedy & Modern Science (Teaching Fellow)
  • Fall 2015–Fall 2016: Beginning German I & II, Intermediate German I