is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford University. At Bielefeld University (Germany), he has been a member of the Department of Art History faculty since 2014. At the Free University of Berlin, he qualified for a tenure position in general and comparative literature and German studies in 2015. Since 2015, he has been coeditor of the German and French scientific review journal Regards Croisés. His research interests include word and image studies (eighteenth to twenty-first centuries), aesthetics in the age of Goethe, and the modern novel, such as the works of Marcel Proust.