A.M. German, Harvard University
Nicole Burgoyne has studied in Berlin, Vienna, Bamberg, Passau and Prague. Having graduated in June 2008 from the University of Chicago, she joined the Harvard German Department in fall 2009. Her research interests include East German literature, the memory cultures of Central Europe, the political and social roles of literature, Oral Tradition, and the works of W.G. Sebald. Her prospectus, accepted in February 2013, addresses the compatibility of autobiographical writing with Socialist Realism, and the underground literary scene of the GDR.