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  TAYLOR FAMILY DIRECTOR
Paul Fleming
paul.fleming@cornell.edu
Paul Fleming has published essays on Adorno, Kommerell, Goethe, Hebel, Hölderlin, and Blumenberg and many others as well as books on Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism (2009) and The Pleasures of Abandonment: Jean Paul and the Life of Humor (2006). His translation of Peter Szondi’s Essay on the Tragic appeared in 2002 and of Hans Blumenberg’s Care Crosses the River in 2010. He is currently co-translating Blumenberg’s The Saint Matthew Passion for Cornell Press as well as completing a book-project that examines the use of the anecdote in and as theory with respect to questions of exemplarity, evidence, history, and rhetoric.

Fleming’s teaching and research interests include humor and notions of the comic; the average man; eighteenth and nineteenth century German and European literature, especially the novel; aesthetics and hermeneutics from 1750 to the present; Critical Theory; the relation between narration and knowledge. He is co-editor of the book series Paradigms: Literature & the Human Sciences in de Gruyter Press as well as of the series Manhattan Manuscripts in Wallstein Press. He also serves on the boards of Cornell’s Signale book series, diacritics, and New German Critique.

  STAFF
Paula Epps-Cepero Administrative Manager
and Assistant to the Director
Tel: (607) 255-4086
Fax: (607) 255-1422
ple29@cornell.edu
Emily Parsons Program Administrator
(607) 255-9274
elp25@cornell.edu
Sarah Hennies Events Coordinator and Building Manager
(607) 255-4725
slh286@cornell.edu