Dr Steven Lydon, MPhil (Cambridge), PhD (Harvard)
(email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am a Teaching Fellow in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, having completed my PhD at Harvard University. Previously I was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and a DAAD Stipendiat at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. I also hold an M.Phil. in English literature from Cambridge University and a B.A. from Trinity College Dublin.
My research falls between 1790 and 1940. I pay special attention to the intersection of literature and science, which I approach via the German philosophical tradition.
Specifically I am finishing a book manuscript entitled Visions in Sand: Chladni’s sound figures in Schelling, Goethe, and Nietzsche. My next project focuses on the perpetuum mobile, a thought experiment utilised by artists, philosophers, and scientists to represent the fundamental principles of physics.
- (Published). Nietzsche's interpretation of Chladni's sound figures. Maynooth University Philosophical Papers 2016(8): 83-89.
- Steven Patrick Lydon (Forthcoming). Signatura rerum: Chladni's sound figures in Schelling, August Schlegel, and Brentano. The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory
- (2013). The need for philosophy in Irish schools. The Irish Times