Astrida Orle Tantillo
Professor and Director of the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics
History Department


Astrida Orle Tantillo teaches courses on 18th-century German culture and history of science. She is the author of three books, Goethe’s Modernisms (Continuum, 2010), The Will to Create: Goethe’s Philosophy of Nature (U. of Pittsburgh Press, 2002) and Goethe’s Elective Affinities and the Critics (Camden House, 2001). She is the president of the Goethe Society of North America and the founding editor of the book series (co-sponsored by the Goethe Society of North America and Bucknell University Press) on Goethe and His Age.