Emily Dreyfus

Emily Dreyfus graduated from Jesus College, Oxford in 2011 with a joint B.A. in Classics and German. An active orchestral and chamber musician, she spent a year studying baroque violin at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Leipzig. In 2013 she completed an M.A. in Comparative Literature at the University of Göttingen as a Toepfer Foundation Hanseatic scholar. Her thesis explored female subjectivity in Arthur Schnitzler’s musicalized narrative Fräulein Else. Current research interests include the history of cultural politics and mass media in the German-speaking world and intermedial aesthetics in music, literature, and the visual arts. Her dissertation considers the classical music “moment” in German cinema from the beginning of sound film in the Weimar Republic until the fall of the Third Reich. At present her research is supported by a Fulbright fellowship and the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Free University, Berlin. In 2015 Emily was awarded the Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching.