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Education

 PhD, May, 2001 in Germanic Literature and Languages, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, New York. 


M.A., Fall, 1992, City University of New York Graduate Center.


B.F.A., May, 1986, in painting, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, New York City.   

Publications

“Timeless”. Firmament, issue 2, forthcoming, Spring 2021.


“Robert Musil and the Crisis of the Artist in Times of Political Polarization”. On the Sea Wall, November, 2020.


“Fascination” in Zahir: Desire and Eclipse, Zeno Press Anthology, IV, 2020.


“Of Musil and his Translator,” an interview of me by 3 A.M. Magazine, December 8, 2020.


Theater Symptoms: Plays and Writings on Drama. By Robert Musil. Translation & introduction. Contra Mundum Press (2020).


“Approaching New Consciousness” An interview of me by Greg Gerke. Los Angeles Review of Books, February 27, 2020.


“A Vermont Manifesto”. Lapsus Lima. December, 2019.


“Psyche’s Stolen Pleasure: Women who Like to Look and the Pleasures and Dangers of Objectification and Animism,” published in part in The Georgia Review, Fall, 2019


Unions. By Robert Musil. Translation and introduction. Contra Mundum Press (2019)


“Re-Materializations, Remoteness, & Reverence: A Critique of Dematerialization in Art”. Georgia Review, Fall 2016.


 “Portals: Cabinets of Curiosity, Reliquaries, and Colonialism”. The Missouri Review, Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize Selection, Spring, 2016.


“Almandal Grimoire: The Book as Magical Object”. The Georgia Review, Winter 2015. 


“Matter and Spirit in Conversation”. Numero Cinq, December, 2015.


“From Silence to Stammering: Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s ‘Lord Chandos Letter’ and ‘The Letters of One Who Returned’”. Hyperion, Spring, 2015.


Thought Flight: The Small Prose of Robert Musil. Translation and introduction. Contra Mundum Press (2015).


“The Earnestness of High Modernism in Wittgenstein and Musil”. Numero Cinq (February, 2015).


“Primitivisms: On Modernism”. Numero Cinq (July, 2014).


“Apologia: Why Do We Write” (with illustrations from “Almandal Grimoire”),

Numero Cinq (April, 2014).


“Metaphor as Extratemporal Moment in Musil and Proust”. Numero Cinq, February, 2014.


"Musil's 'Über die Dummheit': the Aesthetic and Ethical Uses of the Feminine Discursive”. In Studia austriaca XXI (June 2013).


The World as Metaphor: Possibility as Reality in Robert Musil’s ‘The Man without Qualities’, Camden House, 2012.  

Art Exhibitions & Collaborations

Portals and Rituals, Group show at The Waterbury Grange Cultural Center, Waterbury, Vermont, November, 2018


Book Making, with Diane Gayer, at Green Tara Space, North Hero, Vermont, month of September, 2018


Participant in Neighborhood Power Public Art Project: “Be a Part of the Story,” February-March, 2017


Group Show, , O.N.E. Arts, Burlington, Vermont, March, 2016.


Two-Person Show, , Fusion Gallery, Turin, Italy, February, 2016.


Group Show, , New City Galerie, Burlington, Vermont, November-December, 2015.


Group show, , at the Flynndog Gallery, Burlington, Vermont, July-September, 2015.


One-month residency at Maison Gai Saber, Leigné-sur-usseau, France, February, 2015.


Artist-in-Residence, The Walden Project, Monkton, Vermont, Spring 2014- 2016.


Exhibition of “Almandal Grimoire” (first 5 pages of giant book), Burlington Book Festival, September 19-21, 2013, Main Street Landing, Burlington, Vermont.


Art’s Alive Festival of Fine Arts Juried Show, June, 2013. 1st Prize winner for two pages from “Almandal Grimoire,” Main Street Landing, Burlington, VT.


Fools' Gold Artists' Fund: a non-profit fund which distributes small grants to local artists and arts organizations to complete projects in process. Board of directors, founding fool, event coordinator, 1999-2009.


Co-Founder and collaborator, “Research Sharing via Paper” (RSVP), an initiative to incite scholarly and creative discourse through a correspondence circle (i.e., essay-letters), a research fund, lecture series, and publication, begun Summer, 2012.