Matthew Handelman

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Matthew Handelman is an Assistant Professor of German and a member of the Core Faculty in the Digital Humanities Specialization at MSU. His research interests include German-Jewish literature and philosophy in the early twentieth century, the intersections of science, mathematics and culture in German-speaking countries, as well as the digital humanities and the history of technology. Matthew has published on these topics in international journals such as The Germanic Review, Scientia Poetica and The Leo Baeck Yearbook. He is currently finishing a manuscript called Negative Mathematics: German Jewish Intellectuals and the Origins of Critical Theory. It explores the underdeveloped possibilities of mathematics in critical theory, focusing on Gershom Scholem, Franz Rosenzweig, and Siegfried Kracauer. A second book project is in the works that explores the relationship between necessity and narration in scientific and aesthetic thought after 1800.

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“Matthew Handelman,” Legacies of the Enlightenment, accessed April 17, 2024,