Florian Zappe

Florian Zappe is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen. He is the author of books on William S. Burroughs (‚Control Machines‘ und ‚Dispositive‘ – Eine foucaultsche Analyse der Machtstrukturen im Romanwerk von William S. Burroughs zwischen 1959 und 1968, 2008) and Kathy Acker (Das Zwischen schreiben – Transgression und avantgardistisches Erbe bei Kathy Acker, 2013) and has published essays on a variety of topics. His research interests range widely from the theory and history of the avant-garde, critical, and “French” theory, pop(ular) culture, the history of European and American cinema (with a focus on independent and experimental film), modern and postmodern literature to surveillance practices and their effects on our culture. Currently, he is working on a book project on the cultural history of atheism in America.