After receiving his PhD at the University of Chicago, he was awarded a fellowship by the Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. Since July 2014, he has been Assistant Professor in the German Department.
In addition to the study of eighteenth- and early-nineteenth century German literature and theater history, Lande’s interests and competencies reach into other areas of European literature, especially classical antiquity and its various receptions. He maintains an active interest in the German philosophical tradition from Kant and Hegel to Wittgenstein as well as its contemporary Anglo-American and European interpretation. In addition to essays on theater history and aesthetics, he has recently published on the history of science as well as early modern political thought.
His study Persistence of Folly: Chapters in the Origin of German Dramatic Literature is forthcoming from Cornell University Press. He has begun work on a new book concerned the intersecting practices of scientific and literary writing in the first half of the nineteenth century.