Devin Fore


Devin Fore received his PhD in German from Columbia University in 2005, and joined the faculty at Princeton after a year teaching as a Mellon postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities. He has been awarded grants from the Social Science Research Council, the Fulbright, Humboldt and Whiting Foundations, and was the Anna Maria Kellen Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin in 2008-2009. His first book, Realism After Modernism: The Rehumanization of Art between the Wars (MIT/October Books, 2012) examines the returns of mimetic realism in German cultural production from the late 1920s into the Popular Front era with chapters on Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Carl Einstein, Bertolt Brecht, John Heartfield, Ernst Jünger and the industrial novel (Erik Reger, Franz Jung and Brecht). A second book, All the Graphs: Soviet Factography and the Origins of Avant-Garde Documentary, situates the work of the operative writer Sergei Tret’iakov within the material culture of early the Soviet period. He is also editing and writing an introduction for the English translation of Oskar Negt and Alexander Kluge’s History and Obstinacy (forthcoming from Zone Books in 2012). Fore has published articles in the journals New German Critique, October, Configurations and Grey Room, and has also translated a number of texts from both German and Russian. Fore is an Associate Faculty member of the Princeton Slavic Department and an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Program in Media + Modernity. He is an editor of October , and a contributing editor to New German Critique and Germanic Review.He also writes reviews for Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, and The Russian Review.