Michel Chaouli
I teach in the Department of Germanic Studies at Indiana University, direct the Center for Theoretical Inquiry in the Humanities, which I helped found, and I am an adjunct of Comparative Literature. I'm honored to have been appointed an Einstein Visiting Fellow at the Friedrich-Schlegel-School of Literary Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, to direct a research project called "The Philological Laboratory: Models of Criticism Beyond Critique" from 2018-2020.

My intellectual interests and the courses I teach focus on aesthetic theory, literature and philosophy, and ways of communicating intensive encounters with art, usually around texts from the German and European tradition beginning in the eighteenth century.

Some recent and upcoming work: