Bard Faculty

Jason Kavett

Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies

Primary Academic Program: German Studies

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures


B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. Additional studies and research at École Normale Supérieure, Paris; and, in Germany, Universität Heidelberg, Universität Konstanz, and Universität Regensburg. His publications include the book chapter (under review) “A Secret Echo Outside Time: Paul Celan and the Autumn Crocus,” in Transparent Texts: Self-Referentiality and Self-Reflexivity in Literature (forthcoming); translations of Thomas Schestag, “Porcelain,” in the German Quarterly, and of Rainer Nägele, “Keller’s Cellar Vaults” in Rethinking Emotion: Interiority and Exteriority in Premodern, Modern, and Contemporary Thought; encyclopedia articles in Lexikon; and a book review of Joachim Harst, Heilstheater: Figur des barocken Trauerspiels zwischen Gryphius und Kleist, in Modern Language Notes. Conference talks on subjects including “The Baroque Life of Flowers: Francis Ponge and Paul Celan” and “Distorted Language: The Violence of Presentation in Andreas Gryphius’ Carolus Stuardus.” At Bard since 2017.


Phone: 845-758-7213