Patrick Lang

Born and raised near Syracuse, New York, Patrick Lang earned a B.A. in political science (concentration in comparative politics) at SUNY University at Buffalo. As an undergraduate he spent two semesters studying Russian language at the Moscow State University and two semesters Berlin as a participant in the Erinnerung, Verantwortung, und Zukunft (EVZ) Berlin Stipendien program. His final college semester was spent interning at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., as a research assistant to a professor investigating language shift in the northern Caucasus. Patrick's recently completed M.Phil. thesis in comparative literature at Trinity College, Dublin, compares Peter Weiss's Ästhetik des Widerstands to Viktor Pelevin's Generation 'P' , considering these works' treatment of totalizing aesthetic pressures in socialist realism and culture industry. Currently, Patrick is planning on concentrating on the aesthetic and political implications of the 20th-century shift from late modernism to postmodernism and pop.

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