James McFarland

was educated at Oberlin College, the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, and Princeton University, and has taught at Connecticut College and Vanderbilt University, where he is an Associate Professor of German, Cinema and Media Arts. He has worked on Weimar and Frankfurt School cultural criticism, the image of the flesh-eating zombie, and contemporary philological practice. He is the co-editor of The Modern Challenge to Tradition: Fragmente eines Buchs, vol 6 of the new Critical Edition of Hannah Arendt’s Works, and author of Constellation: Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-Time of History. He participated in several earlier incarnations of the New York Institute (2007-2009).