Johannes Stobbe was born in 1982 in Achim (Niedersachsen). From 2004 to 2009 he studied German Language and Literature, Modern History and Philosophy at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg and the University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA) until he completed his Magister Artium with a thesis about Friedrich Hölderlin’s conception of the tragic. He has been a research assistant at the Department of German Philology in Freiburg and at the “Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies” (FRIAS). Besides Hermeneutics as a philosophical and philological approach, Johannes’ research interests include conceptions of subjectivity in modern lyric, cultural, political and social discourses in epic texts and furthermore the history of tragedy as well as the philosophy of “the tragic” as a comprehensive phenomenon of intellectual history. From 2010 to 2013 he was a doctoral student at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies, writing his dissertation The Death of Tragedy. Crisis and Transformation of a Dramatic Genre in Postmodern Theatre.