Naomi Holzapfel joins the department in 2020. After receiving her B.A. in English Literature and German Studies from Concordia University (2017), she went on to pursue a Master of Journalism at the University of British Columbia (2019). From this merging of disciplines stems her interest in the relationship between print culture and the sociopolitical sphere. During her graduate studies, she examined – through a literary and philosophical lens – journalism’s contribution to “othering” as an assessment of journalistic ethics. Her interests also include romantic nationalism, the ideas and ideologies that shaped German culture/society, practices of modern myth-making, folklore and fairytales, the edifying function of literature, and the works of Thomas Mann and Goethe.
Cohort Year: 2020
Research Interests: Romantic nationalism, German culture/society, modern myth-making, folklore and fairytales, the edifying function of literature, the works of Thomas Mann and Goethe
Education: Master of Journalism, University of British Columbia, 2019; B.A. with Distinction in English Literature and German Studies, Concordia University, 2017