College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Ari Linden

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 2077
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594


Professor Linden received his PhD in German Studies from Cornell University in 2013, having spent one year of his graduate training at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2009–10). His teaching focuses on the intersections of twentieth-century German and Austrian literature, film, philosophy, and literary theory.

He is currently working on his first monograph, which will assess the aesthetic and political stakes of German-language satire in the twentieth century, primarily through the work of the Viennese satirist Karl Kraus. He has published articles on Kraus, Franz Kafka, and Walter Benjamin, and his scholarly interests further include the trajectory of German-Jewish modernity beginning in the nineteenth century.


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