Florian Breitkopf

Editorial Assistant, Word & Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual Enquiry


M.A., Washington University in St. Louis; 1. Staatsexamen, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen; M.A., The University of Pennsylvania

I am a fifth-year PhD student. Before coming to Penn, I studied Germanistik and Philosophy in Göttingen, at the University of Edinburgh, at Washington University in St. Louis, and in Tübingen. My dissertation explores 'Kunstgespräche' around 1800: texts that present conversations and discussions about art and aesthetics. I attempt to elucidate the texts' generic traits, and establish the 'Kunstgespräch' as a literary genre.

Research Interests

18th-21st-century German literature, culture, philosophy, and art; Art History; word/text-image relations; genre theory; conceptual history; intellectual networks, network analysis, and Konstellationsforschung; Digital Humanities