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Anna Horakova holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Modern Languages and an M.St. in Medieval and Modern Languages from the University of Oxford, and has recently earned her PhD in German Studies at Cornell University. In 2014 – 15, she was a visiting research fellow at Humboldt University in Berlin. Her dissertation explored underground culture from the last decade of the German Democratic Republic (1979 – 1989), in particular the multimedial work of the “Prenzlauer Berg poets” and its relationship to the writings of Bertolt Brecht and Heiner Müller and the photomontage of John Heartfield. She has published an article on the Czech-East German author Jan Faktor in German Life and Letters, and is currently working on an article on new critical and pedagogical perspectives on Christa Wolf. Her wider research and teaching interests include twentieth-century German literature and visual culture, theories of the avantgarde, theories of socialism, postcolonial studies, and visual studies.
German 101. German Literature, Culture, and Society
German 69. Crossing Borders in 20th and 21st Century German Culture
German 191. Engineering Texts: Avantgardes in Twentieth-Century Germany