Research Interests: Early modern poetry and philosophy, Reformation theology (Luther & Calvin), Medieval romance (English, German, and French), British Romanticism, eighteenth- and nineteenth- century German literature, Orientalism
Languages: English and German (native), French and Chinese (fluent), Latin (advanced), Classical Chinese (elementary), Dutch (reading knowledge)
Prior to joining the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton, Friederike received a BA in English, Classics and Theology from the University of Exeter and an MSt in German Literature from the University of Oxford. Her undergraduate dissertation focused on the transformation of the use of allegory over time with a particular focus on John Milton’s Paradise Lost, and the 18th-century reception history of the allegory of Sin & Death in Book II. Her master’s dissertation was concerned with diverse approaches to the ‘Orient’ in the poetic and dramatic works of Heinrich Heine and Lord Byron.