Ella Wilhelm

Ella Wilhelm graduated from the University of Toronto in 2016 with an H.B.A in Literature & Critical Theory. Before joining the Germanic Studies department in 2017, she also received an M.A. from the University of Toronto's Centre for Comparative Literature, where she had focused on studies of Walter Benjamin, modern urban literature, phenomenology, political theology, and visual culture. Her interests remain broadly focused on the semiotics, politics, and theology of image and text, specifically in terms of the problems of idolatry and superstition. She hopes to focus her dissertation on the confessional and iconoclastic conflicts of the Protestant Reformation, especially as they relate to the process of secularization in Early Modern German thought and literature.