Currently I am finishing a scholarly article on the intersections of narrative and visuality in Thomas Mann’s first Joseph novel. I am also researching for an article on the contemporary German author Uwe Timm.
Book project (currently under review):
“The Poetics of Visuality in Thomas Mann’s Joseph und seine Brüder: Die Geschichten Jaakobs. An interdisciplinary inquiry into the function of visuality in Mann’s tetralogy, in particular the attention to visual detail, visual stimulation, the protagonists’ eyes, acts of looking, and knowledge gained through sight.
Education and Degrees Earned
- Ph.D. German Languages and Literature, Washington University in St. Louis, 2004.
- Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich (DAAD), 1999-2000.
- M.A. German Literature, Brigham Young University, 1996.
- Thesis: “‘Dat een un dat anner tosammen’: Study of Theme and Narrative Style in Günter Grass’s Der Butt and Christa Wolf’s Kassandra.”
- B.A. with Honors, German and International Relations, Brigham Young University, 1994.
Areas of Research Focus
- Thomas Mann, Günter Grass, Kleist; Modernism, Weimar Republic, GDR, Goethezeit, contemporary German literature; the Volksbuch, pedagogy; literature and anthropology; psychoanalysis; aesthetics and politics; visuality studies and visual culture; narrative and feminine writing.