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Anna Lynn Dolman


Anna Lynn Dolman is a second-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of German who plans to pursue Designated Emphases in Dutch Studies and Gender & Women’s Studies. Before coming to Berkeley she received her B.A. in Deutsche Sprache und Literatur and English Studies from the University of Cologne, and her M.A. in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Washington University at St. Louis. Her major research interests include late 18th- to 20th-century German literature, psychoanalysis, exile literature, women’s and gender studies, translation theory and practice, poetry and poetics, ecocriticism, creativity studies, and film. At Berkeley, she particularly likes to work on marginalized female writers such as Irmgard Keun and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff in order to explore the subversiveness of their feminist poetics through the lenses of psychoanalytic and feminist theory while examining processes of canonization and exclusion. Lynn is currently working on a project that seeks to reframe Irmgard Keun as an exile writer, honing in on her time in Dutch-speaking exile and the fashioning of a decidedly antifascist poetics. Outside of her academic work, Lynn enjoys writing poetry and the occasional piece of prose.