Anthony Curtis Adler is professor of German and Comparative Literature at Yonsei University’s Underwood International College, where he has taught since 2006. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2005, writing his dissertation on Friedrich Hölderlin’s novelHyperion, and has subsequently published articles on Agamben, Arendt, H.C. Andersen, Kafka, Goethe, Kant, and Hōlderlin, as well as a translation and critical study of Fichte’s Closed Commercial State. His Celebricities: Media Culture and the Phenomenology of Gadget Commodity Life was published by Fordham University Press in July 2016. His current project, tentatively titled “Rituals of Democracy,” seeks to explore the ritualized forms of life that preserve democracy by repeating its mythic origins.
Anthony Curtis Adler