Marie Luise Knott
National Endowment for the Humanities/Hannah Arendt Center Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Human Rights
Biography:Marie Luise Knott is a Berlin-based editor, translator, literary critic, and journalist who has written numerous works on art and literature, as well as two studies of Hannah Arendt. From 1995 to 2006 she was founder and editor in chief of the German Le Monde diplomatique. She has since worked as curator, translator, author, and educator, teaching at FU Berlin and Universität Griefswald. Her publications include Unlearning with Hannah Arendt (2011/2015) and Exhaustion of Modernity in 1930 (2017). She edited the letters of Hannah Arendt and Gershom Scholem (2010), coedited a book on John Cage (Empty Mind, 2012), and translated several works by Anne Carson. Her long essay, “370 Riverside Drive, 730 Riverside Drive: Hannah Arendt and Ralph Waldo Ellison,” won the 2022 Tractatus Prize for philosophical essays.
MA, University of Konstanz; PhD, Humboldt University. At Bard: Fall 2023