Jehnna Lewis is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate at Penn. Her research interests include German literature and philosophy around the year 1800 with a special focus on Romanticism and the works of E. T. A. Hoffmann, aesthetics, textual representations of music, and film. She is completing certificates in Cinema Studies and Teaching & Learning.
While at Penn, she has taught introductory and intermediate language classes, including a German for Reading Knowledge course for graduate students in the summers of 2014 and 2015. During the Spring 2015 semester, she served as a Teaching Assistant for Liliane Weissberg’s “Freud: The Invention of Psychoanalysis” course. She has also co-organized a graduate student conference on German film and film theory entitled “Geist & the Machine,” as well as a year-long lecture series on the subject of “Gewalt.”
Before coming to Penn, Jehnna earned a BA/MA dual-degree in Cultural Linguistics from the University Professors Program at Boston University and also spent a semester abroad enrolling in classes at the Technische Universität in Dresden, Germany.