Daniel Carranza

Daniel Carranza graduated from Reed College in 2012 with a B.A. in German Literature. His senior thesis examined the ethical import of aphoristic form in Theodor W. Adorno’s Minima Moralia. He then spent 2012-2013 in Konstanz on a Fulbright English teaching assistantship. In 2018-2019, he was a visiting doctoral fellow at the Forschungskolleg Analytic German Idealism at the University of Leipzig. Current research interests include the intersection of literary poetics and philosophy in the nineteenth century, moments of cross-fertilization between the history of philology and the history of science, and literary theory. His dissertation reconstructs how Goethe’s poetic science of morphology, first developed with regard to plant structure and the skeletal structure of animals, exerted a shaping influence on the pre-disciplinary emergence of literary criticism around 1800, above all on the work of Wilhelm von Humboldt and August Wilhelm Schlegel. Daniel is currently a fellow at the Franke Institute for the Humanities.