Jessica Resvick joined the Department in 2013. She received an Sc.B. in Neuroscience and German Studies from Brown University in 2011 and spent the 2009-2010 academic year at the Humboldt University in Berlin. After completing her undergraduate studies, she worked as an AAEC/Fulbright English teaching assistant in Linz, Austria. In 2013, Jessica received an M.A. in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College, where she wrote her thesis on temporal constructions of home/Heimat in Walter Benjamin’s “Moscow” and Vladimir Nabokov’s “A Guide to Berlin.” Jessica’s current research is centered on the 19th century, and her dissertation examines links between anagnorisis and reading practices in the works of Gottfried Keller, Adalbert Stifter, and Wilhelm Raabe. Other research interests include Goethe reception, media theory, the history of philology, architecture in literature, and the history of science.