Christina Weiler

Christina Weiler

Teaching Assistant Professor & Language Program Director

Office location

UNC- Chapel Hill - Dey Hall - 414

Christina Weiler's (Ph.D. 2017, Purdue University) research focuses on German literature, culture, and philosophy of the long eighteenth century in a comparative and interdisciplinary framework. Particularly, she is interested in metaphor studies, philosophy of nature and the senses, and environmental studies. Her publications include essays on J.G. Herder, E.T.A. Hoffmann, and Novalis. Currently, she is working on a book project on the Romantic roots of cognitive poetics, a comparative study of poetic metaphor in the works of Herder, Novalis, Coleridge and Shelley. This project investigates the mechanisms of creative conceptualizations as well as the epistemological and phenomenological potential of metaphors.

Select Recent Publications

“Mothering, Animals, and the Surveillance State in the Anthropocene: An Ecofeminist Reading of Birgit Vanderbeke’s Die Frau mit dem Hund. The Tender Gaze: Compassionate Encounters on the German Screen, Stage, and Page. Eds. Muriel Cormican and Jennifer William. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2021. 206-219. 

“The Metaphysical Machinery of Mining in Novalis’s Works.” Romantic Automata: Exhibitions, Figures, Organisms. Eds. Michael Demson and Christopher R. Clason. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2020. 204-220. 

“Transgressive Play and Uncanny Toys in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s ‘Das fremde Kind.’” E. T. A. Hoffmann: Transgressive Romanticism. Ed. Christopher Clason. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2018. 133-148. 

“Cognitive Metaphors of Synesthetic Perception in Herder’s ‘Amor und Psyche auf einem Grabmal.’” Herder: From Cognition to Cultural Science/Von der Erkenntnis zur Kulturwissenschaft. Ed. Beate Allert. Heidelberg: Synchron Publishers, 2016. 121-135. 

  • Romanticism and Idealism
  • Nineteenth Century
  • Eighteenth Century
  • Pedagogy
  • Literary Theory
  • Critical Theory
  • Philosophy & Literature
  • Poetics
  • Science & Culture
Curriculum Vitae
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