Krzysztof Ziarek


Krzysztof Ziarek.

Krzysztof Ziarek


Krzysztof Ziarek


Contact Information

638A Clemens Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-0858


  • PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo (1990)
  • MA, State University of New York at Buffalo (1988)
  • BA, University of Warsaw, Poland (1985)


He has won NEH and ACLS fellowships. He was named as one of the 100 “most daring cross-disciplinary thinkers in the world” in a 2015 book “100 Global Minds” . His current work focuses on questions of technology, power, and singularity, most notably in the work of Martin Heidegger.

Research Areas

20th and 21st-century comparative literature, especially contemporary poetry and poetics, aesthetics, philosophy and literature, and literary theory

Selected Publications

  • Inflected Language: Toward a Hermeneutics of Nearness (SUNY Press)
  • The Historicity of Experience: Modernity, the Avant-Garde, and the Event (Northwestern)
  • The Force of Art (Stanford)
  • Language After Heidegger (Indiana)

Office Hours

  • By appointment