Joseph Vogl is Professor of German Literature, Cultural and Media Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin. He is author of over hundred articles and book chapters on German literature, literary and media theory, on the history of knowledge and political thought. He also is permanent visiting professor at Princeton University. Last publications: Über das Zaudern (2007), Soll und Haben. Fernsehgespräche (2009 co-author: Alexander Kluge), Das Gespenst des Kapitals (2010).