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Katrin Trüstedt

Katrin Trüstedt is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Erfurt. From 2012 till 2014, she was a Humboldt Fellow in the German Department at Yale University. Among her recent articles are: Execution Without Verdict: Kafka’s (Non-)Person, in "Law and Critique" 25 (2015); Novelle der Stellvertretung: Kleists Michael Kohlhaas, in "Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie" 130 (2011); Hamlet against Hecuba: Carl Schmitt, Political Theology and the Stake of Modern Tragedy, in "Telos" 153 (2010).

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Faced with the looming terrorist threat from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) attempts throughout Europe are being made to reclaim “our own identity.” While the whole conception of war between equal nation states is questioned in the era of international terrorism, the logic of national identity does seem to experience a comeback.