Florian Breitkopf


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 am also preparing a comprehensive study ('Leben, Werk, Wirkung') on German painter Christian Ferdinand Hartmann (1774-1842).

Research Interests

German literature, culture, philosophy, and art around 1800; word/text-image relations; genre theory; conceptual history; Konstellationsforschung; post-1945 German intellectual history; literary anthropology; digital humanities