Frankfurt School

Márton Dornbach

portrait: Márton Dornbach

Building 260, Room 208
Phone: 650-723-5887
Fax: 650-725-8421

Office Hours: 
W 3-5 pm
Focal Group(s): 
Philosophy and Literature
Curriculum Vitae: 



2004  Ph.D., Princeton University, German literature 

1999-2000 Visiting DAAD Researcher, Freie Universität Berlin

1995 B. A. summa cum laude, Washington University in St. Louis                 

         Double major in German literature and philosophy

1993-1994 Visiting student, Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen

1991 High school diploma, specialization in biology, Trefort Ágoston Teachers’ Training High School in Budapest, Hungary



2007- Assistant Professor of German Studies, Stanford University

2005-2007 Acting Assistant Professor of German Studies, Stanford University

2002-2003 Replacement Language Coordinator, German Department, Princeton University

2001-2002 Lecturer, German Department, Princeton University

1998-1999 Assistant Instructor, German Department, Princeton University



Entries on F. W. J. Schelling, “Kunstreligion”  and Georg Gottfried Gervinus in the Cambridge Wagner Encyclopedia, ed. Nicholas Vázsonyi (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in September 2013)

“Remains of the Picnic: Post-Transition Hungary and Its Austro-Hungarian Past,” Austrian History Yearbook Vol. 44 (Cambridge University Press, 2013) 255-291. 

“Renouncing Divinity: The Philadelphia Story Viewed in a Wagnerian Mirror,” Search: Journal for New Music and Culture (2011/8) 1-39.

“The Point Well Missed: Kant’s Punctual I and Schopenhauer’s Optics of Philosophical Writing,“ Modern Language Notes 124.3 (April 2009) 614-637. 

Review of The Theory of Inspiration: Composition as a Crisis of Subjectivity in Romantic and Post-Romantic writing by Timothy Clark, Studies in Romanticism 42.2 (2003) 289-294.

Review of Mi a romantika? [What is Romanticism?] by János Weiss, Holmi 12.9 (Budapest, 2000) 1151-1160.

Review of Heinrich von Kleist: A szavak hálójában [Heinrich von Kleist: In the Web of Words] by László F. Földényi, Holmi 12.3 (Budapest, 2000) 357- 368.

Translation of and commentary on Siegfried Kracauer, “Die Photographie,” Café Babel 26 (Budapest, 1997) 73-85.




Adrian Daub

portrait: Adrian Daub

Building 260, Room 212
Phone: 650 723 9079
Fax: 650 725 8421

Focal Group(s): 
Humanities Education
Curriculum Vitae: 

My research focuses on the long nineteenth century, in particular the intersection of literature, music and philosophy. My first book, "Zwillingshafte Gebärden": Zur kulturellen Wahrnehmung des vierhändigen Klavierspiels im neunzehnten Jahrhundert  (Königshausen & Neumann, 2009), traces four-hand piano playing as both a cultural practice and a motif in literature, art and philosophy. My second book Uncivil Unions - The Metaphysics of Marriage in German Idealism and Romanticism  (University of Chicago Press, 2012), explored German philosophical theories of marriage from Kant to Nietzsche. My most recent book, Tristan's Shadow - Sexuality and the Total Work of Art (University of Chicago Press, 2013), deals with eroticism in German opera after Wagner. My current book project will trace the fate of the dynasty in the age of the nuclear family. In addition, I have published articles on topics such as fin-de-siècle German opera, the films of Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, literature and scandal, the cultural use of ballads in the nineteenth century, and writers like Novalis, Stefan George, Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno and W.G. Sebald.


2008 Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
2004 M.A. University of Pennsylvania
2003 B.A. Swarthmore College

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