Armen Avanessian


Armen Avanessian studied philosophy and political science in Vienna and Paris. After completing his dissertation in literature, he worked at the Free University Berlin from 2007-2014. He has previously been a Visiting Fellow in the German Department at Columbia University and in the German Department at Yale University, visiting professor at various art academies in Europe and the US and fellow at the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles. He is editor-at-large of Merve Verlag and in charge of the theory program of Volksbühne Berlin. He co-founded the bilingual research platform Spekulative Poetik (including a series of events, translations and publications / His most recent book publications include: Irony and the Logic of Modernity. DeGruyter, 2015; Speculative Drawing. (together with Andreas Töpfer) Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2014; Present Tense. A Poetics. (together with Anke Hennig), Bloomsbury 2015; Metanoia. A Speculative Ontology of Language, Thinking, and the Brain (together with Anke Hennig) Bloomsbury 2017; Overwrite. Ethics of Knowledge – Poetics of Existence. Berlin: Sternberg Press 2017; Miamification, Sternberg Press 2017. Future Metaphysics, Polity 2019;