Simon Friedland graduated from Reed College in 2013 with a B.A. in German Literature. During his junior year he studied in Munich at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. He wrote his senior thesis on the delineation of a women’s Romantic tradition in the works of Karoline von Günderrode, Bettina von Arnim, and Christa Wolf. His interests are largely centered around German Romanticism, with a particular focus on theories of reading in Friedrich Schlegel and Novalis, Schleiermacher’s hermeneutics, and women writers around 1800. Other points of exploration include the Frankfurt School and the German Student Movement, literary responses to the Shoah, and theories of lyric poetry.