I edit and write nonfiction in Berlin.

As managing editor of The Public Domain Review, I commission our essays and collections. (I also write a weekly short essay on neglected works.)

As managing editor of Cabinet magazine, I am editing our new books and articles.

My essays and reviews have appeared in Cabinet, The Economist, Times Literary Supplement, History Today, The Public Domain Review, Kiosk, El Món d’Ahir, ArtReview, Nemunas, Los Angeles Review of Books, Aesthetica, Hyperallergic, 3:AM, The Brooklyn Rail, and a few other places.

My first book is about why we sign our names.

In my academic life, as a lecturer and research fellow, I’ve published on Samuel Beckett’s obsession with pots, the territoriality of nightingales in Marie de France, biblical allegory in cold war cinema, and other people and things. My research has appeared in the Journal of Modern Literature, Comparative Literature, Deleuze and Guattari Studies, Essays in Criticism, Irish Studies Review, Journal of Religion and Film, World Picture Journal, and elsewhere.

I am available to discuss new writing projects and collaborations: hunterdukes [at] gmail.