Julius Greve

Julius Greve is a doctoral candidate in American Studies at the University of Cologne. He has published articles on Cormac McCarthy, Mark Z. Danielewski, Fredric Jameson, and Speculative Realism, and he is the co-editor of the essay collections America and the Musical Unconscious (2015; with Sascha Pöhlmann) and Superpositions: Laruelle and the Humanities (forthcoming; with Rocco Gangle). Greve is currently working on the concept of nature in the novels of Cormac McCarthy and on nineteenth- and twentieth-century philosophies of nature, in particular those of Friedrich W. J. Schelling, Lorenz Oken, and Gilles Deleuze (including the ideas these thinkers have spawned in contemporary philosophical speculation). His further research interests encompass the tradition of intermediality in American cultural practices and the history of critical theory.

Essays by this author

The Primacy of the Object


In his review of Martin Paul Eve’s Pynchon and Philosophy: Wittgenstein, Foucault and Adorno, Julius Greve situates this new book on Pynchon within the upheavals produced by speculative realism and contemporary discourses on materialism. In doing so, Greve reminds us of what was always already the case: the literary-philosophical relevance of Pynchon, which turns out to be all the more inescapable in contemporary political climates.