Seminar für Englische Philologie

Dr. Pierre-Héli Monot


Research Interests


  • European and American Romanticism
  • Classical political theory
  • Philosophy of history
  • Hermeneutics



Current Project
"One Hundred Years of Tenderness: 1885-1985"



Professional Experience

since 04/2015Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/Assistant Professor, English Department/American Studies, University of Göttingen



University Education and Degrees
2014Fulbright American Studies Institute, San Francisco State University
2014PhD/Dr. phil., summa cum laude, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Dissertation title: "Mensch als Methode: Allgemeine Hermeneutik und partielle Demokratie im deutschen und US-amerikanischen 19. Jahrhundert (Friedrich Schleiermacher -- Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Frederick Douglass)"
2012-2013Visiting Fellow, Harvard University
2009-2013Dissertation Fellowship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
2009Visiting Scholar, Brown University
2008M.A., American and English Studies, History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin



Teaching



Past Courses


  • Ideas of Order: 20th Century Traditionalisms (Proseminar, WS 15/16)
  • On Authorship: Vladimir Nabokov (Proseminar, WS 15/16)
  • Introduction to American Literature and Culture (introductory seminar, WS 15/16)
  • Animality in 19th and 20th Century America (Proseminar, WS 15/16)
  • Cultural History and Rhetoric: To Be a Witness: Testimonial Discours in American History (SoSe 15)
  • Nature Writing: Universalism, Globalism, Localism (Proseminar, SoSe 15)
  • A History of American Painting: From the Hudson River School to the Rothko Chapel (Proseminar, SoSe 15)