Dan Farrelly was Lecturer in German at University College Dublin from 1968 to 1995, and Director of the UCD Drama Studies Centre from 1995 to 1999. He has lectured on Goethe in South Africa, Canada, the US, Germany and England. His publications include Goethe and Inner Harmony (1973); Schöne Seele Studies: Essays on Goethe (1978); Goethe in East Germany, 1949–1989: Towards A History of Goethe Reception in the GDR (1998); and Goethe and Anna Amalia: A Forbidden Love? (trans.) (2007). Translations include Goethe’s Urfaust (1999); Iphigenie auf Tauris (Under the Curse) (2000); Büchner’s Woyzeck (2004); Josef Pieper’s Goethes Schweigen (2010); and three more translations of Pieper’s work (forthcoming, St Augustine’s Press, Indiana).