Maeve Hooper graduated with a B.A. in German Literature from Reed College in 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. In 2007-2008 she was the recipient of a DAAD undergraduate scholarship while studying at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. After spending a year as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant, Maeve joined the Department in 2010, and was awarded her M.A. the following spring. She is currently exploring narrative structures in works of German Romanticism, and hopes to develop her dissertation project through her research on authors such as Brentano, Chamisso, Tieck and Novalis. She remains interested in the depiction of WWI in literature and other artistic media, as well as changing conceptions and portrayals of the body in early twentieth century literature.