I am an associate professor of German studies and comparative literature and director of the graduate program in critical theory at the University of Colorado Boulder.
My research focuses on 20th and 21st-century literature in German, French, Italian, and English, as well as on critical theory and modern and contemporary art.
I recently completed Quotational Practices: Repeating the Future in Contemporary Art, a book on the use of quotations by artists and writers from the 1930s to the present, including Walter Benjamin, Guy Debord, Marcel Broodthaers, Michel Foucault, Heimrad Bäcker, Glenn Ligon, Sharon Hayes, and Vanessa Place. Articles related to Repeating the Future have appeared in New German Critique and South Atlantic Quarterly. The book will be published by University of Minnesota Press in 2014.
My translations of Urs Allemann have appeared in recent issues of Conjunctions and The Lana Turner Journal. In 2014, Dalkey Archive Press will publish my
translation of Urs Allemann's novella The Old Man and the Bench: A Five-Month Twaddle. Ugly Duckling Presse and Dalkey Archive Press have published my translations of Heimrad
Contact: greaney [at] colorado [dot] edu