Andrew Mitchell on Poetry and Thinking in Heidegger

About Guest:

Andrew J. Mitchell (Ph.D., Philosophy) works in the fields of 19th and 20th century German Philosophy and the Philosophy of Literature, with emphases in the Philosophy of Nature (German Romanticism, American Transcendentalism), Critical Theory, and the History of Philosophy (ancient and modern). His research addresses questions of meaning, mediation, and materiality in philosophy and literature. Recent publications include “Heidegger and Terrorism” (Research in Phenomenology 35) and “Fassbinder: The Subject of Film” (Cinematic Thinking, forthcoming).

Dr. Mitchell taught in the Philosophy department’s IHUM course “The Fate of Reason” this past winter-spring. He has previously taught the German Studies IHUM course “Myth and Modernity: Culture in Germany.” Dr. Mitchell also taught “Nietzsche and Wagner: On Decadence and Affirmation” (PHIL 64) for the Continuing Studies program in winter and “Heidegger and Poetry in an Age of Technology: Rilke, Trakl, Char” (GERGEN 282/FRENGEN 282) this past spring.

As of Fall 2007 he will be joining the faculty of the Philosophy Department at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.