Henrik Wilberg Ph.D. Student

Henrik Sunde Wilberg is a PhD candidate in German Literature and Critical Thought. Originally from Norway, he received his Mag. Phil in German philology from the University of Vienna, and has also studied at the École normale supérieure in Paris and the University of Perugia in Italy. His dissertation, “Language before Critique. German Poetologies from Leibniz to Klopstock”, is a new critical reading of Leibniz’s theory of language and the heterodox linguistics and poetics in Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Georg Hamann and Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock.

Wilberg has written articles on Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, the ontologization of guilt in the 19th century, Walter Benjamin’s topology of language and, more recently, on literary translation as a subversion of philosophy in Jena Romanticism.