Timothy Attanucci, Ph.D. candidate in German and a member of the PhD-Net “Das Wissen der Literatur,” studied German and comparative literature at Harvard (B.A.), Tübingen, and Paris IV – Sorbonne (M.A.). With a focus on the works of Adalbert Stifter, his dissertation, Stories from Earth: A. Stifter’s Geopoetics, analyses the poetics of scientific and literary knowledge of the earth in the 19th century. His publications include articles and conference presentations on Kafka, Stifter, Flaubert, and R. Walser. Research and teaching interests: German literature since the 18th century; history of science and technology; media theory; digital humanities; philosophies of history; material culture and memory; Austrian literature. Attanucci is currently (AY 2011-12) a guest doctoral student at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule für Literaturwissenschaftliche Studien, FU-Berlin.