Daniel DiMassa is a scholar of German literature and culture from the eighteenth century to the present. His research resides at the intersection of literature, religion, and aesthetics in the wake of the Enlightenment, with a particular interest in how literary texts participate in religious and mythical enterprises. His book, Dante in Deutschland: An Itinerary of Romantic Myth (Bucknell/Rutgers), is forthcoming in 2022.
In addition to teaching courses in German language, literature, and film, DiMassa is an avid participant in WPI's Global Projects Program. He has twice advised projects in Switzerland, and once in Thailand. With Prof. Katherine Foo, he co-directs WPI's Berlin Project Center.