German Studies

Richard 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, Theories of Language

Richard “Tres” Lambert earned his PhD from the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies in 2017. His most recent project analyzes the interwar novels of Austrian authors Hermann Broch and Robert Musil as experimental attempts to resuscitate the concept of experience through the genre of the novel. Prof. Lambert’s broader research and teaching interests include Austrian literature, philosophies of language, science and literature, Modernism, and poetic Realism. Currently, Prof. Lambert is collaborating with a group of international scholars to compile, translate, and publish a sourcebook on Austria’s interwar socialist government known as Red Vienna. Through this project, Prof. Lambert and his colleagues hope to introduce the American academic community to a fascinating and under-explored moment in Austrian history, art, and society.

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.

Courses Taught at Gettysburg

Courses Taught in English
German Literature in Translation (GER 120)

Upper-level German Courses
Germany Today (GER 305)

Language Courses
Elementary German (GER 101)
Advanced German (GER 302)

Recent Publications

Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader. Edited by Richard Langston, Cornell University Press, Forthcoming (2019). (Co-translator)