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Anna Lynn Dolman


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