Nicolau Spadoni

Graduate Student


Nicolau Spadoni is a third-year Ph.D. student in German Studies at Cornell University. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Philosophy from the University of São Paulo, where he wrote a Bachelor thesis on Johann Gottfried Herder’s “Shakespeare” and a Master thesis on the tension between artistic ideal and historical modernity as addressed by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel in his Berlin lectures, particularly in the “Aesthetics”. In his doctoral program, Nicolau's research is shifting towards the question of eschatology in 20th-century German thought, with a particular interest in the work of Günther Anders. Additionally, he is interested in and has been working on a few other research areas such as Photography, Aesthetics of Sports and Videogame Studies. Nicolau is also a translator who has published translations to Portuguese of Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht's "Crowds: Das Stadion als Ritual von Intensität" and "Denk-Ereignisse: Sechzehn Intellektuelle im Portrait", plus Ruy Fausto's "Le capital et la logique de Hegel: Dialectique marxienne, dialectique hégélienne" (with Paulo Amaral), all published through Editora Unesp.

GERST Courses - Spring 2024

GERST Courses - Fall 2024