Christian Struck

Christian Struck

Department of Germanic Languages & Literature
cstruck [at] g.harvard.edu

Christian Struck is a PhD candidate in German Literature and Critical Media Practice. His focus in literature lies on presemiotic and metasemantic properties of especially prose texts. Attributes that oftentimes are regarded as context, paratext, or parergon are not just part of every text, but yield various results on different levels of exposure to any text at hand. They can be regarded as the very properties that make literature literary, and govern those effects that facilitate specific directions for readings, while not prescribing any singular meaning.

For his critical media practice project, he is interested in tenacity and resonant frequency of various materials and objects, especially in relation to their texture and structure. Building a sound database, filming materials in their reactions to exposure to other materials or forces, as well as magnifying images of surfaces and break lines, he will follow an artistic research approach, while foregrounding the experience of those materials as well as their effects on atmospheric or affective elements rather than the quantifiable.