Wiebke Bullermann Ph.D. Student

Wiebke Bullermann is a PhD student in German Literature and Critical Thought.  She received her BA from the Freie Universität Berlin. Prior to coming to Northwestern she has taught German in Brisbane and Berlin and worked as a research assistant at the University of Queensland. Her research interests include the interrelatedness of the study of society and mind and German literature from the 18th century onwards. Combining philosophy, psychiatry/psychoanalysis and literature studies she is interested in dissociations of the self, such as Doppelgänger, split personalities and - more recently -  the avatar, as well as other topics that broadly belong to literature of insanity, the fantastic, the uncanny and the grotesque. She combines her research with a strong focus on language, particularly interested in the transgression of language and dream episodes.