Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller, Dr. des.

Senior Research and Teaching Assistant for English Literature

Phone: +41 (0)44 634 36 79

Room number: PET-2


I work as a senior teaching and research assistant in English literature at the English Department of the University of Zurich. I studied English Literature and Linguistics, Art History, and Modern History at the University of Zurich. I wrote my Lizenziatisarbeit (master’s thesis) on Death Disco: Dialectics in British Punk and Post-Punk and graduated in 2011. From 2008 to 2016, I worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Institute of Art History of the University of Zurich. In 2017, I completed my dissertation, entitled A Practicological Modernism: Wyndham Lewis and British Art Rock, on the cultural afterlife of the modernist aesthetics of Wyndham Lewis in late-twentieth-century British popular music culture. My research interests include intermediality and new media with a focus on visual arts, digital media, and popular music, transcultural and transhistorical iconographies in literature and the visual arts, the social and practical dimensions of art and literature, the historicities of critical theory, modernity and modernization from the 18th to the 21st century, and 20th century transgressive and countercultural British and American literature.

Consultation Hours

t.b.a. soon.


In the autumn semester 2017, I will teach a BA seminar on Punks and and a seminar course as part of our introductory compulsory module Textual Analysis. More details on both courses to be announced soon.