Eastern, Slavic, and German Studies Faculty

Daniel Bowles

Associate Professor, German Studies



The Ends of Satire: Legacies of Satire in Postwar German Writing (De Gruyter, 2015)

Recent Articles and Book Chapters:

"Tramps Abroad: Global Nomadism, Narrative Identities and the Novels of Christian Kracht," in The Case of Christian Kracht: Authorship, Irony, and Anything Goes (in press)

"Toward a Poetics of the Interview in Thomas Meineke," Germanic Review 91.1 (2016): 1-16

"Writing Satire and Writing the Self in Thomas Bernhard's Die Ursache," Critical Engagements: A Journal of Criticism and Theory 3.2 (Autumn/Winter 2009): 241-262

Recent Translations (selected):

Christian Kracht, The Dead (Farrar, Straus ans Giroux, forthcoming 2018)

Thomas Meinecke, Lookalikes (AmazonCrossing, forthcoming 2018)

Christian Kracht, Imperium: A Fiction of the South Seas (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015)

Thomas Meinecke, Pale Blue (AmazonCrossing, 2012)

Thomas Meinecke, Tomboy (AmazonCrossing, 2011)

Recent Papers and Presentations (selected):

"Dietmar Dath, Reinhard Jirgl, and the New German Fantastic," German Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 6, 2017

Discussion and reading of Imperium: A Fiction of the South Seas and Die Toten with Christian Kracht, Expanded Quotation: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Uses of Intertextuality in Non-Textual Media, Columbia University, New York, NY, April 6, 2017

Discussion and reading of Imperium: A Fiction of the South Seas with Christian Kracht, Yale University, New Haven, CT, April 5, 2017

"Going Nuts for the South Seas: Translating Kracht's Imperium," Paul Pratt Memorial Library, Cohasset, MA, March 19, 2017

"Christian Kracht's Imperium," Boston College Wounded Warrior Project, February 25, 2016, and July 28, 2016 '"Das Land das in den Abend gehend Dienacht betrat': Reinhard Jirgl's Fantastic Terrestrial Visions," German Studies Association Conference, Washington, D.C., October 2, 2015