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Thinking Through Tragedy and Comedy A Symposium on Performance Philosophy and the Future of Genre

Florian Becker

Florian Becker is an Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Bard College (New York). Since 2012, he has been based in Berlin, where he works on the board of Bard College Berlin. Becker studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Oxford and completed his Ph.D. at Princeton University with a dissertation on Bertolt Brecht, Peter Weiss, and Heiner Müller. His work on twentieth- and twenty-first-century theater draws on Critical Theory and so-called analytic philosophy. Recent articles have appeared in Modern Drama, The International Brecht Yearbook, and The Routledge Handbook of Human Rights. Becker is the co-editor of Imagining Human Rights in Twenty-First-Century Theater: Global Perspectives (Macmillan, 2013), and a board member of the International Heiner Müller Society.