Signale adds two Cornell scholars to editorial board

Friday, September 12, 2014

Leslie Adelson and Jason Frank are the newest members of the Signale editorial board. Adelson is Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of German Studies at Cornell University and former director of Cornell’s Institute for German Cultural Studies. Her focal interests include German literature of the post-war and post-socialist eras, emergent literatures often associated with minority and migrant populations (especially regarding Jews and Turks), and postcolonial theories of difference and approximation. Adelson's current research pivots on storytelling and future-making in experimental prose by Alexander Kluge. Frank is a political theorist in Cornell’s Department of Government. His work focuses on democratic theory, American political thought, politics and literature, contemporary continental philosophy, and political aesthetics.

Adelson and Frank succeed Arthur Groos, Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities at Cornell, who stepped down from the Signale series board in the spring after more than five years of service.