Stefan Andriopoulos

Professor of Germanic Languages

Columbia University

Stefan Andriopoulos is the author of, most recently, Ghostly Apparitions: German Idealism, the Gothic Novel, and Optical Media (Zone Books, 2013). His previous book Possessed: Hypnotic Crimes, Corporate Fiction, and the Invention of Cinema (University of Chicago Press, 2008) won the SLSA Michelle Kendrick award for best academic book on literature, science, and the arts. Both books are now appearing in Brazilian Portuguese translation with the publisher Contraponto. Andriopoulos has also co-edited a special issue of Grey Room "On Brainwashing: Mind Control, Media, and Warfare" (2011). His articles have appeared in such journals as Critical Inquiry, Representations, New German Critique, English Literary History, and the Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift. Other books, published in German, include a monograph on Accident and Crime: Configurations between Literary and Legal Discourse around 1900 (Centaurus 1996), and two co-edited volumes, 1929. Contributions to an Archaeology of Media (Suhrkamp 2002) and Addressing Media (DuMont 2001).

Stefan Andriopoulos' areas of teaching and research focus on German and European literature, media history, and interrelations of literature and science from 1750 to the present. He has held visiting professorships at Harvard University, in the Department of the History of Science, at the Bauhaus Universität Weimar, in the Research Center "Medial Historiographies," and at Cologne University, in the Research Institute "Media, Culture, Communication." In 2009/10, he received the Columbia Distinguished Faculty Award for his teaching, research, and mentoring. Andriopoulos is co-chair of the executive committee for a new Ph.D. program in Film and Comparative Media and a contributing editor of New German Critique.