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Peter Burgard

Faculty Associate


Peter Burgard

Peter Burgard is professor of German at Harvard, where he teaches courses on the Baroque, the Age of Goethe, and fin-de-siècle Austria and Germany; on literature and art; on intellectual history; and on Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, and the ethics of atheism. His publications include studies of Luther, Bernini, Caravaggio, Asam, Opitz, Fleming, Gryphius, Hoffmannswaldau, Grimmelshausen, Goethe, Herder, Lessing, Nietzsche, Ibsen, Mann, Kafka, Adorno, Miller, and Warhol.


  • Professor of German, Harvard University
  • Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University