Maeve Hooper graduated with a B.A. in German Literature from Reed College (2009), where she wrote her senior thesis on the integration of technology and the First World War in Mann’s Der Zauberberg and Jünger’s In Stahlgewittern. After spending a year as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in Baden-Württemberg, Maeve joined the Department in 2010, and was awarded her M.A. the following spring. She is currently working on a dissertation that investigates the notion of ‘framing’ as narrative strategy in the novellas of German Romanticism and poetic realism. Primary authors include Clemens Brentano, Ludwig Tieck, Adalbert Stifter, and Conrad Ferdinand. She remains interested in the depiction of WWI and technology in literature and other artistic media of the early 20th century, and has designed and taught several undergraduate courses with an emphasis on this era.