Leif Weatherby

Assistant Professor of German; Director of Graduate Studies
Ph. D., University of Pennsylvania

Office Address: 19 University Place, Room 322

Office Hours: T 3-5 & by appointment

Phone: 212-998-8659

Areas of Research/Interest: German Enlightenment and Romanticism; Idealism; history of science and aesthetics; Marx and Marxism.

Fellowships/Honors: Fulbright Research Grant, Gloria Flaherty Prize (Dissertation Workshop); Fellow of the Forschungsverbund Marbach-Weimar-Wolfenbüttel (Research Collective Marbach-Weimar-Wolfenbüttel); Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science; DAAD Re-Invitation Grant

Select Publications:

Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ: German Romanticism between Leibniz and Marx (New York: Fordham, 2016).

"The Cybernetic Humanities," Los Angeles Review of Books, 2017.

Police Psychology: E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Technological Narrative,” Romantic Circles: Praxis, “New Work on German Romanticism,” 2016.

“The Risk of Theory: Romanticism, Science, Media,” invited contribution to "Forum: Romanticism" in German Quarterly 89 (3), 2016, 352-55.

“Die Kinetik der Wiederholung: System und Anschauung bei James Clerk Maxwell, Ferdinand Tönnies, und Theodor Storm,” Schriften der Theodor-Storm-Gesellschaft 65, 2016, 63-81.

"Das Innere der Natur und ihr Organ: von Albrecht von Haller zu Goethe" Goethe-Yearbook 21, 2014, pp 191-217.

"The Romantic Circumstance: Novalis between Kittler and Luhmann" SubStance 43, 2014, pp 46-66.

"Life-Force, or the Genius of Rhodes," by Alexander von Humboldt. Introduction and Translation. Yearbook of Comparative Literature 58, 2012, pp 163-68.

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