Joel Westerdale

Assistant Professor of German Studies, Smith College, Massachusetts

Joel Westerdale is Assistant Professor of German Studies at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. He earned his Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Harvard University with a dissertation on Nietzsche’s aphoristic writing and has published on Nietzsche and on Weimar cinema. With the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, he is currently a guest fellow at the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung in Berlin, where he is investigating the role of evil in modern German culture.

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