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Matthew Stoltz


Matthew received his PhD in 2019 from the Department of German Studies at Cornell University.  His research focuses on the interplay between aesthetics, theology, and literature in the eighteenth century.  Matthew’s most recent publication is entitled “A Touch of Heterodoxy: Friedrich Klopstock’s Der Messias and the Case of Thomas the Apostle” (Lessing Yearbook, Vol. 67, 2020).  He is currently working on another article that explores questions of iconoclasm in Early German Romanticism.  He has collaborated on translation projects The Creativity Complex (De Gruyter, 2018) and has acted as copy editor for Cornell’s Institute of German Cultural Studies (2016-2018).  Matthew’s other scholarly interests include systems theory, art history, philosophy, politics, rhetoric, poetry, and the history of the Lutheran Reformation.