Johannes H. Burgers

Johannes Burgers is an Assistant Professor of English and Digital Humanities at Ashoka University and an Associate Director for the Digital Yoknapatawpha Project at the University of Virginia . His research focuses on the intersections between transnational modernism, racial theories, sexology, and aesthetics; he has published on this topic in The Journal of the History of Ideas, Jewish Studies Quarterly, and various edited collections including Decadence, Degeneration, and the End (Palgrave). He recently finished his book manuscript, Modernist Jewishness: Literary Responses to Anti-Semitism before the Shoah, which investigates the relationship between anti-Semitism and modernism in the work of Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, William Faulkner, and Robert Musil. His work for the Digital Yoknapatawpha project includes creating visualizations that provide new views into Faulkner’s world. He is currently working on a series of essays on the implications of these visualizations for Faulkner Studies, a preview of which was just published in Mississippi Quarterly.

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