Seth Thomas

Graduate Student


Seth learned German and became familiar with its literature and culture when he lived a number of years in the Rhein/Neckar Region of Germany. A time in which he both worked in Frankfurt and studied at the University of Mannheim. Most recently he finished his MA at the University of Colorado where he studied Critical Theory. His most recent work focuses on Kleistian portrayals of violence and their ability to question Enlightenment conceptualizations of logic and reason. At Cornell he hopes to build off this work to explore how portrayals of violence throughout the 19th and 20th centuries have shaped modern conceptions of society, morality, and rationality.