Ethan Blass

Ethan Blass graduated from Middlebury College in 2012 with a double major in German and Russian. He spent the fall semester of junior year studying at Irkutsk State University in Irkutsk, Russia, and the spring semester studying at Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz, Germany. During senior year he began an independent study on the works of Franz Kafka, and wrote his German thesis on the role of language in Kafka’s Briefe an Felice and the 1914 story “In der Strafkolonie.”  In addition to German literature, Ethan has also studied Russian, Latin, and Ancient Greek literature and is interested in how these various traditions intersect. His main interests are the relationship between philosophy and literature, the role of music in the German literary tradition, and the nature of literary language.