Devin Fore

  • Princeton University
  • Department of German
  • Associate Professor of German

Devin Fore received his PhD in German from Columbia University in 2005, and joined the faculty at Princeton after a year teaching as a Mellon postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities. He has been awarded grants from the Social Science Research Council, the Fulbright, Humboldt and Whiting Foundations, and was the Anna Maria Kellen Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin in 2008-2009. His first book, Realism After Modernism: The Rehumanization of Art and Literature (MIT/October Books, 2012) examines the returns of mimetic realism in German cultural production from the late 1920s into the Popular Front era with chapters on Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Carl Einstein, Bertolt Brecht, John Heartfield, Ernst Jünger and the industrial novel (Erik Reger, Franz Jung and Brecht). His next book, All the Graphs: Soviet Factography and the Emergence of Avant-Garde Documentary (forthcoming from University of Chicago Press), situates the work of the operative writer Sergei Tret’iakov within the material culture of early the Soviet period. He has also edited and written the introduction to the English translation of Oskar Negt and Alexander Kluge’s History and Obstinacy (forthcoming from Zone Books in Fall 2014). Fore has published articles in the journals New German Critique, October, Configurations and Grey Room, and has also translated a number of texts from both German and Russian.