Philipp Ekardt is a literary and art scholar. After studying literature and the history of art (with an additional focus on film theory and aesthetics) and completing his doctorate at Yale University, he was a research assistant at the Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature at the Freie Universität Berlin (FU), a research associate on the international research project Bilderfahrzeuge (Image Vehicles) at the University of London / The Warburg Institute, and a managing editor of Texte zur Kunst. He is presently a NOMIS Fellow at eikones: Center for the Theory and History of the Image at the University of Basel. His first monograph, Toward Fewer Images: The Work of Alexander Kluge, was published in 2018 by MIT Press within the series OCTOBER Book; his second book Benjamin on Fashion will be published in 2019 by Bloomsbury Academic in the series Walter Benjamin Studies.
As of January 2019