Saskia Ziolkowski

Saskia Ziolkowski

Assistant Professor of Romance Studies

External address: 205 Language Ctr, Durham, NC 27708
Internal address: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257
Phone: (919) 660-2436


  • Ph.D., Columbia University 2009
  • A.B., Princeton University 2001

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities awarded by Mellon at University of California at Berkeley (2010 to 2012)

Fulbright Fellow Grant in Austria awarded by Fulbright (2001 to 2002)

Ziolkowski, Saskia. Kafka's Italian Progeny. University of Toronto Press, 2020.

Ziolkowski, Saskia. ““THE WORD ILLEGAL DIDN’T MAKE SENSE ANYMORE”.” Public Books, 29 Oct. 2019.

Ziolkowski, Saskia. “Kafka Transformed (Review of Kafka’s Konundrum for Public Books).” Public Books, 27 Mar. 2017.

Ziolkowski, Saskia. “Thomas Bernhard, Italo Calvino, Elena Ferrante, and Claudio Magris: From Postmodernism to Anti-Semitism.” Thomas Bernhard’s Afterlives, Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2020, pp. 183–206.

Ziolkowski, Saskia. “Dreams and Ambiguity on Svevo’s European Stage: La rigenerazione and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” "Oh Mio Vecchio William!” Italo Svevo and His Shakespeare, edited by Carmine DiBiase, 2015. Open Access Copy

Ziolkowski, Saskia. “Morante and Kafka: The Gothic Walking Dead and Talking Animals.” Elsa Morante’s Politics of Writing Rethinking Subjectivity, History, and the Power of Art, edited by Stefania Lucamante, Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. Open Access Copy

Ziolkowski, Saskia. “Svevo's Dogs: Kafka and the Importance of Svevo's Animals.” Italo Svevo and His Legacy for the Third Millennium Volume II: Contexts and Influences, edited by Giuseppe Stellardi and Emanuela Tandello Cooper, Troubador Publishing, 2014. Open Access Copy

Ziolkowski, Saskia. “Kafka and Italy: A New Perspective on the Italian Literary Landscape.” Kafka for the Twenty-First Century, edited by Ruth V. Gross and Stanley Corngold, 2011. Open Access Copy

Ziolkowski, S. E. “Svevo's Uomo Senza Qualità: Musil and modernism in Italy.” Gender and Modernity in Central Europe: The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and Its Legacy, 2010, pp. 83–101. Open Access Copy

Ziolkowski, S. E. “The ends of an empire: Pier antonio quarantotti gambini's il cavallo Tripoli and joseph roth's radetzkymarsch.” Comparative Literature Studies, vol. 52, no. 2, Jan. 2015, pp. 349–78. Scopus, doi:10.5325/complitstudies.52.2.0349. Full Text Open Access Copy

Ziolkowski, Saskia. “Primo Levi and jewish Italy.” Journal of the Kafka Society of America, edited by Maria Luise Caputo-Mayr, vol. 35/36, 2012. Open Access Copy

Ziolkowski, Saskia Elizabeth. ““So, then people do come here in order to live”: Interiority in the Novels of Rainer Maria Rilke and Scipio Slataper.” The Comparatist, vol. 33, no. 1, Project Muse, 2009, pp. 109–31. Crossref, doi:10.1353/com.0.0040. Full Text Open Access Copy