Alan Leidner

Professor of German and Department Chair


Alan Leidner holds a PhD in German Language and Literature from the University of Virginia.  His publications include work on Schiller, Goethe, J. M. R Lenz, F. M. Klinger, and Johann Kaspar Lavater.  

Since arriving at the University of Louisville, he has taught courses on the literary fairy tale, the Age of Goethe, German intellectual history, the nineteenth-century novel, and early modern and modern culture.  

Blackboard site for Dr. Leidner 

Areas of research and teaching

  • The European Fairy Tale
  • Age of Goethe
  • German Intellectual History
  • Early Modern and Modern European Culture
  • Sturm und Drang