Associate Professor of German
Gabriel Trop's research interests focus on the relationship between poetic practices and aesthetic discourses, both broadly conceived. Although his general scholarly interests in this configuration are rather comparative—he reaches back to Ancient Greece, Roman Antiquity, the literature of the Middle Ages and forward to twentieth-century literature and philosophy—he continually returns to eighteenth-century German literature and intellectual history as his main horizon of inquiry. In addition to his first monograph, Poetry as a Way of Life: Aesthetics and Askesis in the German Eighteenth Century (Northwestern, 2015), he is also the author of essays on Lessing, Schelling, Novalis, Hölderlin, Goethe and Baumgarten.
- Ph.D., German and Medieval Studies, UC Berkeley
Home Institution: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
- Literary and Critical Theory, Philosophy and Literature
- Science and Culture
- Romanticism and Idealism
- Eighteenth Century