Kristina Mendicino is currently working on a monograph devoted to the prophecies of language that return repeatedly in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century German writing. Not only do authors such as G.W.F. Hegel, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Friedrich Hölderlin, and Friedrich Schlegel evoke and discuss oracular speech in several of their most important texts; they also suggest in their writings the attempt to address a language that is yet to come. In her project, Mendicino develops a commentary on the specific articulations and implications of these prophecies of language.
She is also interested in developing a second book-length project on choreography, or "dance-writing," in the literal sense of the term and its implications for thinking about writing, rhythm, and poetry in the works of writers such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Valéry, and William Carlos Williams.