Joel Lande joined the German Department in 2014 as Assistant Professor. After receiving his PhD in 2010 from University of Chicago, he was awarded a fellowship by the Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts.
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 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.