Ari Linden

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University
Primary office:
785-864-9177
Wescoe Hall
Room 2076
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594


Dr. Linden received his Ph.D. in German Studies from Cornell University in 2013. His teaching focuses primarily on the intersections of twentieth-century German and Austrian literature, film, philosophy, and literary criticism.

He is currently working on his first monograph, which will assess the politics of German-language satire in the twentieth century by examining texts by Søren Kierkegaard, Theodor Haecker, Walter Benjamin, Leo Strauss, and Karl Kraus. He has published articles on Kraus, Franz Kafka, Benjamin, and Else Lasker-Schüler, and his scholarly interests further include German-Jewish culture and modern European intellectual history.


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