Christina Weiler

Christina M. Weiler

Teaching Assistant Professor & Language Program Director

My research focuses on German literature, culture, and philosophy of the long eighteenth century in a comparative and interdisciplinary framework. Particularly, I am interested in metaphor studies, philosophy of nature and the senses, and environmental studies. I have published on J.G. Herder, E.T.A. Hoffmann, and German film. Currently, I am 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, supported by a grant of the Purdue Research Foundation, investigates the mechanisms of creative conceptualizations as well as the epistemological and phenomenological potential of metaphors.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. 2017 - Purdue University
Office Location: 
UNC- Chapel Hill - Dey Hall - 414

Home Institution: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Specializatons: 
  • Romanticism and Idealism
  • Nineteenth Century
  • Eighteenth Century