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John Zilcosky

Professor of German and Comparative Literature Contact info john.zilcosky@utoronto.ca Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 303 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 3L5 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Office Hours Fall 2020: Wed 3-4pm and by appointment (via Zoom) Spring 2021: on leave Classes 2020-2021 GER 410HF: German Intellectual History COL 5125HF: Literature, Trauma, Modernity Background John Zilcosky is Professor of German and Comparative Literature. He writes about modern European literature and culture, psychoanalysis, trauma, the art of travel, and the history and philosophy of sports. His books include Kafka’s Travels: Exoticism, Colonialism, and the Traffic of Writing (winner of the MLA’s Scaglione Prize, awarded biennially for the best book in German Studies), Writing Travel: The Poetics and Politics of the Modern Journey, Uncanny Encounters: Literature, Psychoanalysis, and the End of Alterity, The Allure of Sports in Western Culture, and The Language of Trauma: War and Technology in Hoffmann, Freud, and Kafka. Major publications such as the Times Literary Supplement and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung have reviewed his work. Zilcosky has won a Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship, two major Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grants, and a twelve-month National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. He is honorary president of the ... Read More »