Bryan Norton is a member of the Stanford Society of Fellows, where he is currently completing a monograph on political ecology and technical media in German romanticism. He is the co- editor of a forthcoming volume on Bernard Stiegler, and his writings have appeared in Theory, Culture and Society, Symphilosophie, the Goethe Lexicon of Philosophical Concepts, and the LA Review of Books. In 2022, Norton received his PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Pennsylvania. He has held visiting appointments at Goethe University Frankfurt, Humboldt University Berlin, and Paris Viii.

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, German Studies

Honors & Awards

  • Fulbright Dissertation Research Fellowship, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main (2019-2020)
  • Berliner Luftbrückenstipendium, Steuben-Schurz-Gesellschaft (2019)
  • MWW Internationale Sommerschule Travel Grant, Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach (2018)
  • DAAD Graduate Research Fellowship, Universität zu Köln (2015-2016)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, DFG Research Netzwerk ,,Aktuelle Perspektiven der Romantikforschung" (2021 - Present)

Professional Education

  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Comparative Literature and Literary Theory (2022)


  • Fragments of the Concrete: Technical Media and Political Ecology in German Romanticism



  • Negentropy and the Future of Exteriorization, Stanford/Duke

    for Bernard Stiegler



2023-24 Courses

All Publications

  • Technology after Hegemony: On Yuk Hui’s Art and Cosmotechnics Norton, B. Los Angeles Review of Books. 2022
  • Veloziferisch (Veloziferian) Goethe Lexicon of Philosophical Concepts Norton, B. 2021: 113-120

    View details for DOI 10.5195/glpc.2021.25.

  • Review of Amanda Jo Godstein. Sweet Science: Romantic Materialism and the New Logics of Life. University of Chicago Press, 2017 Norton, B. Goethe Yearbook. 2021 385-386
  • Review of Erich Hörl, Nelly Y. Pinkrah, and Lotte Warnsholdt, eds., Critique and the Digital. Diaphanes, 2021 Norton, B. Theory, Culture and Society. 2021
  • Geschlecht, Sinnfeld, Kontingenz: zur Ontologie in Dorothea Schlegels Florentin Symphilosophie Norton, B. 2020: 115-129
  • Melville and the Media: A Conversation with Bernhard Siegert, Markus Krajewski, and Harun Maye Norton, B. Los Angeles Review of Books. 2019
  • “The Anthropocene at the Fair.” The World on View: Objects from Universal Expositions, 1851-1915 Norton, B. edited by Dombrowski, A., Moqtaderi, H. G. Arthur Ross Gallery. 2018