Liliane Weissberg is Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor in Arts and Science, and Professor of German and Comparative Literature. Her work concentrates on German Philosophy and Literature (Enlightenment to early 20th century), German Jewish Studies, and Visual Studies. She has taught courses on Walter Benjamin’s writings on Berlin and Paris, on Freud and fin-de-siècle Vienna, and on urban planning and public gardens in eighteenth-century Weimar (with John Dixon Hunt). For the H+U+D Program, she has taught a course with Jonathan Barnett, “Does Architectural Theory Define Architectural Practice?” in Fall 2014. In her H+U+D project for the current academic year, she will work on the restructuring of Vienna’s city core and the development of the Ringstrasse 1857-1913.
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor in Arts and Sciences; Professor, German and Comparative Literature School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania