LEHLEITER, Christine

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Christine Lehleiter (PhD Indiana) is Assistant Professor of German in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto. Her research and teaching interests focus on the intersection between literature and the life sciences in the > eighteenth and nineteenth century, and specifically: German Literature and Culture from the 18th to the 21st century; Literature and the Life Sciences; Aesthetic Theory; Gender Studies; Weimar and Nazi Cinema; Cross-cultural Relations (in particular German-Indian connections); and Ideas of Original Sin. Currently, she is working on a book-length project entitled Land, Money, and Blood: the Significance of Inheritance for Notions of the Self in German Literature and Thought around 1800, which examines biological, legal, and literary discourses on inheritance and their impact on the concept of modern subjectivity.

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St. Michael’s College, 50 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 1J4
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(416) 926-2319
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Research Description
In my research, I focus on the intersection between literature and the life sciences. Currently, I am working on a book manuscript tentatively entitled "How Origins Matter: the History of Heredity in Romanticism," which examines biological, legal, and literary discourses on heredity from 1770-1830 and their impact on the concept of modern subjectivity." In a second project, I study the idea of original sin and its reinterpretation in the context of new assumptions in anthropology around 1800. Together with my colleague Marga Vicedo from the Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST), I am organizing "Science and Culture" (SciCult), a working group at the University of Toronto initiated by Cannon Schmitt (English) and funded by the Jackman Humanities Institute.