Simon Friedland

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Cohort Year: 2015
Research Interests: Poetry and poetics in the Age of Goethe; reception of classical antiquity; the fin-de-siècle lyric; imitation and exemplarity ; Nietzsche
Education: B.A., Reed College, 2013; M.A., University of Chicago, 2016

His dissertation focuses on the reception of antique verse forms in the era of Weimar Classicism. The aim of the project is to rethink this canonical era from the perspective of its prosody, shifting the focus from the ethical-anthropological ideal of “Humanität” to the conflicts and contradictions between antiquity and modernity as they are embodied in the act of versification.