This is Dan DiMassa’s final year in the graduate program and a lot of things are falling into place. He’s making terrific progress on his dissertation on the reception of Dante around 1800. Over the summer his article on “Stefan George, Thomas Mann and the Politics of Homoeroticism” was published in German Quarterly. Two other articles were accepted for publication in 2014: “Der göttliche Poet. Romantische Selbstmythologisierung in Goethes Terzinen” in the Goethe-Jahrbuch, and “The Politics of Translation and the German Reception of Dante’s De monarchia: Johannes Herold’s Von der Monarchey” in an anthology to be published by Cambridge University Press. Over the summer he participated in a Goethe-Gesellschaft conference in Weimar and will be giving talks this fall at the 2013 German Studies Association conference (on Novalis) and the 2014 MLA (on Goethe’s Dichtung und Wahrheit).