Peter Schwartz

Peter J. Schwartz is Associate Professor of German, Comparative Literature, and Film at Boston University. He is the author of After Jena: Goethe's Elective Affinities and the End of the Old Regime (2010) and of articles on the Faust tradition, Georg Büchner, Michael Haneke, and Aby Warburg. Recent publications include the English translation of André Jolles's classic work of literary genre theory, Simple Forms (2017), an iconographic study of Chinese Communist paper money and Soviet silent film (2014), and an extended critical essay on Aby Warburg’s relationship to cinema (2020).