Global Humanities Senior Research and Teaching Stay at Freie Universitaet Berlin
June - July 2015
Leonardo F. Lisi is Associate Professor in the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University. His research and teaching center on European literature of the long nineteenth century, with a particular focus on the evolution of literary forms in their relation to German idealist aesthetics. He is the author of Marginal Modernity: The Aesthetics of Dependency from Kierkegaard to Joyce (2013) as well as numerous articles on Kierkegaard, Ibsen, Strindberg, Conrad, Rilke, W. H. Auden, J.L. Heiberg, and European literature more broadly. Currently he is working on a book-long study entitled The Fate of Suffering: Form, Philosophy, History in Modern Tragedy, which traces the evolution of tragic form and its philosophical treatments in Europe from 1770-1890.