German Studies

Tres Lambert

Assistant Professor




Campus Box 0398


McKnight Hall
Room 12
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


PhD Carolina-Duke German Studies, 2017
BA University of Pennsylvania, 2008

Academic Focus

Modernism, Austrian Literature, Science and Literature, Ecocriticism

Richard “Tres” Lambert earned his PhD from the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies in 2017. His research and teaching interests include ecocriticism, Austrian literature, philosophies of language, science and literature, Modernism, and poetic Realism. 

Prof. Lambert is an active and engaged proponent of study abroad. He has studied at the Free University of Berlin, the University of Vienna, the University of Heidelberg, and the University of Duisburg-Essen. He also won grants from DAAD, the Austrian Cultural Fund in New York, the OeAD and the Austrian Fulbright Commission. In Vienna, Prof. Lambert also maintains his status as a Resident Fellow at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Geschichte und Gesellschaft located in the Hofburg.

Recent Publications

“Veza Canetti’s Die gelbe Straße: (In-)Visible Women and Red Vienna’s Literary Scene,” in Österreich-Studien im 21. Jahrhundert. Eine interdisziplinäre Festschrift der Austrian Studies Association. Bd. 1. Literatur- und kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven. Slawomir Piontek and Helga Schreckenberger, eds., University of Vienna Press, 2023, forthcoming (Winter 2023-Spring 2024).

“Overcoming Assimilation: Jewishness and the Inheritance of Modernism in Hermann Broch’s ‘Hofmannsthal und seine Zeit.’” Monatshefte,115:4 (Winter 2023), forthcoming.

“‘Stars in the Water’: Hermann Broch’s Die Unbekannte Größe and the Language of Interwar Experience.” Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies, 59:3 (2023).

With Steve Gimbel, “Bild-ing Science: The Multiplicity of Bild-Types in Boltzmann,” in Foundations of Science (2023). Online. DOI: 10.1007/s10699-023-09914-z.

“A Film in Words: Felix Dörmann’s Search for Cinematic Writing” in Journal of Austrian Studies, 54:2 (2021), 97-118. Winner of the Journal of Austrian Studies Max Kade Prize for Best Article of 2021

Courses Taught