Jakob Norberg

Assistant Professor of German

Jakob Norberg’s research explores conceptions of community in German thought and literature. His first book, Sociability and Its Enemies (2014), examines the search for non-authoritarian forms of collectivity after the end of the Second World War and focuses on thinkers such as Hannah Arendt, Carl Schmitt, and Jürgen Habermas. His articles in literary studies locate the communal in literature by reconstructing how non-individual, collective voices appear in modern literary works in the form of jargons, clichés and commonplaces. Currently, he is writing a book entitled The People’s Property, on Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s legal and political thought, specifically their vocabulary of collective cultural ownership. His work has appeared in such venues as PMLA, Arcadia, Cultural Critique, Textual Practice, Telos, and the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Political Thought. More information about Norberg can be found on academia.edu.

 

Education: 
  • Ph.D., German, Princeton University
Office Phone: 
(919) 660-3161
Office Location: 
116H Old Chemistry

Home Institution: Duke University

Specializatons: 
  • Nineteenth Century
  • Twentieth Century
  • Intellectual and Cultural History
  • Political Theory
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