- PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
- MA, Washington University in St. Louis
- BA, University of Connecticut
- “Celebrating Kafka,” co-panelist with Yiyun Li at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, August 2013.
- "How to Review Translations," American Literary Translations Association, University of Rochester, October 2012.
- “Celebrating Robert Walser,” Robert Walser Festival, Newcastle, March 2012.
- “Lessons in Creative Reading: On Literature and Visual Culture,” Piet Zwart Institute of Postgraduate Study, Rotterdam, March 2012.
- “László Krasznahorkai: The Melancholy of Resistance,” co-panelist with László Krasznahorkai and Colm Toíbín at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, August 2011.
- “Exploring W.G. Sebald,” co-panelist with Jo Catling and Geoff Dyer at Edinburgh Book Festival, August 2011.
- “Revolutionary seriousness: Philip Roth's Conversations with Volker Hage,” American Literature Association annual meeting, Boston, May 2011.
- “A Pack of Nobodies: Robert Walser’s Unelective Affinities,” German Studies Association annual meeting, Oakland, October 2010.
- “À la Porte. Une leçon kafkaïenne de J. M. Coetzee,” presented at Kafka après son siècle, Le Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-la-Salle, July 2010.
- “Außenseiter unter Außenseitern. Robert Walsers jüdisches Berlin,” presented at Dreißig Jahre deutsch-jüdische Literatur-und Kulturgeschichte: Eine internationale Konferenz, Jerusalem and Beer-Sheva, March 2010.
- “The Woman Who Disappeared: Traces of Kafka in Das nackte Auge," Université François-Rabelais, Tours, May 2009.
- “Kafka’s Hovering Trope,” Ben Gurion University of the Negev, July 2008.
- “Art as a Trial,” American Comparative Literature Association, Long Beach, April 2008.
- “Samuel Beckett’s Cardinal Virtue,” IHUM Fellows Research Colloquium, Stanford University, April 2008.
- “Telling It Slant: Emily Dickinson and Indirect Communication,” guest lecture for Literature into Life, Introduction to the Humanities, Stanford University, May 2007.
- “Several Instances of the Fundamental Unheroic,” IHUM Fellows Research Colloquium, Stanford University, April 2007.
- “Robert Walser and Walter Rathenau: History of an Unliebliche Lüge.” A Companion to Robert Walser. Ed. Samuel Frederick and Rebecca Schuman. Northwestern University Press (Forthcoming).
- “Le Kafka de J.-M. Coetzee.” Les Cahiers de L'Herne: Franz Kafka. Ed. Wolfgang Asholt, Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt, and Jean-Pierre Morel. Paris: Editions de l'Herne (Forthcoming).
- “Among Strangers: Robert Walser's Jewish Berlin.” Konfigurationen des Anderen: 30 Jahre deutsch-jüdische kulturelle Studien. Ed. Mark Gelber. Aisthesis Verlag (Forthcoming).
- László Krasznahorkai, Béla Tarr, and Max Neumann. Music & Literature, Vol. 2. Ed. Taylor Davis-Van Atta and Daniel Medin (April 2013).
- “The Woman Who Disapperared: Traces of Kafka in Das nackte Auge.” Études germaniques. Special issue on Yoko Tawada (January 2011).
- Three Sons: Franz Kafka and the Fiction of J.M. Coetzee, Philip Roth, and W.G. Sebald. Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies, ed. Rainer Rumold and Marjorie Perloff. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press (March 2010).
- “Like the Sunrise.” Review of The Tanners by Robert Walser and Robert Walser: Sein Leben in Bildern und Texten by Bernhard Echte. Times Literary Supplement (March 31, 2010).
- “Decisive Days.” Review of Kafka: Die Jahre der Entkenntnis by Rainer Stach. Times Literary Supplement (April 24, 2009).
- “Simply Made Up? Franz Kafka in W.G. Sebald’s Dr. K.s Badereise nach Riva.” Ed. Mark Rectanus. Über Gegenwartsliteratur. Aisthesis Verlag, 2008.
- “Liebliche Lüge? Philip Roth’s ‘Looking at Kafka.’” Comparative Literature Studies Volume 44.1-2 (2007).
A recent fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Berlin) and visiting researcher at the Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherches Centre-Européennes (Sorbonne-Paris IV), Professor Medin joined the faculty of The American University of Paris in January 2010. He has taught German, English and comparative literature at Stanford University, Washington University in St. Louis and the Free University Berlin. His research is principally concerned with modern prose fiction from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with an emphasis on the work and global reception of Franz Kafka. He also teaches classes on contemporary world literature; writing from Central Europe; Berlin’s history and culture; the birth of modernism; and small prose forms. He is associate director of the Center for Writers and Translators, co-host of That Other Word (a podcast devoted to literature in translation), and associate series editor and publicist for The Cahiers Series. He is also an editorial advisor for several publications, among them The Quarterly Conversation, The White Review, The American Reader, Asymptote, and Music & Literature.
Conferences & Lectures
|Spring 2014||CL3020||PRODUCT'N, TRANSLAT'N, CREAT'N, PUBLICAT'N|
|Spring 2014||ES3002||BERLIN STORIES: A HISTORY OF THE HAUPTSTADT|
|Spring 2014||HI3002||BERLIN STORIES: A HISTORY OF THE HAUPTSTADT|
|Fall 2014||CL1091FB6||FIRSTBRIDGE: FRESHMEN TOPICS|
|Fall 2014||CL3063||KAFKA AND WORLD LITERATURE|
|Fall 2014||EN1010D||COLLEGE WRITING|
|Fall 2014||RS0001FB6A||REFLECTIVE SEMINAR|