International Faculty, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Samuel Heidepriem came to Tsinghua after completing his Ph.D. Germanic Languages and Literatures at University of Michigan in 2017. His research areas are German literature and philosophy post-1750, political theory, and intellectual history. He is currently adapting his dissertation into a book on the reception history of German Idealism in postmodern philosophy and the significance of this relationship for contemporary political theory. A second book project approaches German political philosophy from the 1790s as an early theory of modern bureaucracy. Sam also has several articles in preparation on postwar German and Austrian fiction, including Peter Weiss, Thomas Bernhard, and W.G. Sebald.