Emily Dreyfus

Emily Dreyfus graduated from Oxford University in 2011 with a joint degree in Classics and German. During her B.A. she spent a year studying baroque violin at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig. Her senior thesis explored Romantic distance in Robert Schumann’s Eichendorff settings. In 2011 she received the Toepfer Foundation Hanseatic scholarship to study Comparative Literature at the University of Göttingen, where she gained an M.A. with distinction in 2013 with a thesis on the role of music in works of Arthur Schnitzler. Emily is a fourth year student in the department of Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago and an active performing musician. Her current research engages with intermediality in the 19th and 20th century. She is particularly interested in citation practices in film and the cross-cultural traffic of Romantic musical referents in Berlin and Hollywood from 1920 onwards. In 2015, Emily was awarded the Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching.