Katrin Truestedt

Katrin Trüstedt is assistant professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Yale University. Her research is situated at the intersection of literature, law, and philosophy, and engages with early modern, modern, and contemporary German and English literature. She is the author of Die Komödie der Tragödie (Konstanz University Press, 2011) and coeditor of Happy Days: Lebenswissen nach Cavell (Fink, 2009). She is currently finishing her second book on figures of “Stellvertretung” (advocacy, agency, representation, substitution) in rhetoric, law, and literature.


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  1. Administering Interpretation
    Populism in politics and policy orientations in law have thrown the jurisdiction of the academy and the disciplines of interpretation into disarray. Critique flounders in abstraction and negativity, law loses itself in particularity.... Learn More
    Published: 21st May 2019
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