Adrian Daub of Stanford
University, Stanford, California, received the Max Kade Award for Best Article
in The German Quarterly at the AATG’s recent meeting in Orlando. This award is supported by the
Max Kade Foundation.
Adrian Daub, who was promoted this year to the rank of Associate
Professor at Stanford University, completed his Ph.D. at the University of
Pennsylvania in 2008. He is the author of three books—the most recent is Tristan’s Shadow—Sexuality and the Total Work
of Art after Wagner (2013)—and of
numerous articles on literature, philosophy, music, psychology and sexuality.
The article for
which Adrian Daub was awarded this year’s Max Kade Prize, "Platen's Retreat:
On the Poetics and Ethics of Memorizing Ballads,” is an elegant and
well-researched consideration of the ethical and poetological aspects of the
work of a relatively neglected poet, August von Platen. This prize is a
deserved recognition of a splendid contribution to German literary and cultural