Doctoral Candidate, German
Florian Breitkopf is a fifth-year PhD student. Before coming to Penn, he studied Germanistik and Philosophy in Göttingen, at the University of Edinburgh, at Washington University in St. Louis, and in Tübingen. His dissertation explores 'Kunstgespräche' around 1800: texts that present conversations and discussions about art and aesthetics. He attempts to elucidate the texts' generic traits, and establish the 'Kunstgespräch' as a literary genre. Breitkopf's research interests include: German literature, culture, philosophy, and art around 1800; word/text-image relations; genre theory; conceptual history; Konstellationsforschung; post-1945 German intellectual history; literary anthropology; and digital humanities.