Florian Endres


Research Interests: Aesthetics, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Marxism, Psychoanalysis, (Post-)Structuralism, Media Studies.

Florian Endres received his M.A. in Philosophy from Humboldt University Berlin and his B.A. in Culture and Technology / Philosophy from Technical University Berlin. His M.A. dissertation ‘Greedy Emptiness: Subjectivity, Negativity and Desire in Hegel and Lacan’ received the prize for outstanding thesis from the philosophy department of Humboldt University. He has been awarded the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellowship for Graduate Students as well as the ISAP Scholarship, which he used to conduct extensive research at Zhejiang University (Hangzhou) and at the New School for Social Research (New York). Florian has previously worked for Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin) and Arts of the Working Class (Berlin). He is the co-author of the book The Overview Effect, published with Textem Verlag, Hamburg, 2022. 

Florian is the organizer of the 2022-23 departmental lecture series titled “Universality and its Glitches” (with Esther Leslie, Yuk Hui, Mladen Dolar, Nadia Bou-Ali, Slavoj Žižek, Eric Santner, Todd McGowan).

Since 2023 he is part of the editorial board of Technophany. A Journal for Philosophy and Technology.

Languages: German, French, Spanish, Latin.

Selected publications:

“The Crux of the Matter: Lacan’s Dialectical Materialism of the Signifier.” In: European Journal of Psychoanalysis. Vol. 1, No. 17 (2022). 

“Towards a Materialist Theory of Art.” In: Continental Thought and Theory. A Journal for Intellectual Freedom. Vol. 2, No. 4 (2019), pp. 50-61.

Selected conference presentations:

“Losing What One Never Had: Melancholia and Real Abstraction.” at  Unlovable, The Centre for Comparative Literature's 31st Annual Conference, University of Toronto, 2023.

“The Rhythm of Stumbling: Hegel’s Speculative Sentence,” at Negation, Department of German Studies, Brown University, Providence, 2023.

“A Break in Nature: Ideology, Science & Critique,” at American Comparative Literature Association - Annual Meeting, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 2022.

“The Unrest in the Limit: On the Spatial Dialectic of Inside and Outside.” at With/In Environments: Reimagining Frameworks and Practices for Environmental Philosophy, New School for Social Research, New York, 2022.

“Greedy Emptiness: Alienation & Politics.” at Lack III. Psychoanalysis & Separation, Clark University, Worcester, 2019.

“For a Politics of Alienation.” at American Comparative Literature Association - Annual Meeting, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 2019.

“Art and Second Nature - Hegel’s Aesthetics in the Commodity World.” at Concept(s): Hegel’s Aesthetics, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2018.