Tobias Wilke received his PhD from Princeton University and his Dr. phil. from Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. He came to Columbia following a year as a post-doctoral fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin. His research and teaching focuses primarily on the history of German literature and culture from the mid-19th century onwards, with a particular emphasis on European modernism and the historical avant-garde, the history of media and media theory, and the relation between aesthetic theory, literature, and the history of science.
He is the author of two books, Medien der Unmittelbarkeit: Dingkonzepte und Wahrnehmungstechniken 1918-1939 (Wilhelm Fink, 2010), and Einführung in die Literatur der Jahrhundertwende (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 3rd edition 2016; co-authored with Dorothee Kimmich). He is also the co-editor of a recent special issue of The Germanic Review on “Dada 1916/2016.” Previously, he co-edited the volume Gefühl und Genauigkeit: Empirische Ästhetik um 1900 (Wilhelm Fink, 2014; together with Jutta Müller-Tamm and Henning Schmidgen), as well as a special issue of Grey Room on “Walter Benjamin's Media Tactics” (2010; together with Michael Jennings). His articles have appeared in such journals as DVjs, MLN, Scientia Poetica, Monatshefte, The Germanic Review, and Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie.
He is currently completing a new book manuscript entitled Poetics of Articulation: Experimental Cultures, Graphic Technologies, and the Avant-garde.