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Expanding on German Philhellenism

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Dr. Sebastian Matzner is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Director of Queer@King’s at King’s College London. His research focuses on interactions between ancient and modern literature and thought, especially in the fields of poetics and rhetoric, literary and critical theory, history of sexualities, and LGBTQ studies. He has published articles and book chapters in these fields and is the author of Rethinking Metonymy: Literary Theory and Poetic Practice from Pindar to Jakobson (OUP, 2016) as well as co-editor of Complex Inferiorities: The Poetics of the Weaker Voice in Latin Literature (OUP, 2018; with S. Harrison) and Metalepsis: Ancient Texts, New Perspectives (OUP, 2020; with G. Trimble).

Dr. Matzner has also worked extensively on the history of German Philhellenism, which is the topic he will be addressing in this video. Here he provides a comprehensive history of German Philhellenism from the early modern period to the present. This fascinating history influenced not only the life and work of Alexander Mohr, but so many other important figures in literature, art, music, and philosophy. Enjoy!

Expanding on German Philhellenism