Simone Stirner is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature with a Designated Emphasis in Jewish Studies and Critical Theory. Her research interests include German, Hebrew, and French poetry and short prose, memory studies, theories of reading, German-Jewish thought, and aesthetics. She is writing her dissertation on concentrationary memories and the ethics of reading in the works of Paul Celan, Dan Pagis, and Charlotte Delbo. At Berkeley, she taught seminars on German Pop-Culture in the Department of German and college writing classes on the “Arts of Memory,” “Architecture and Literature,” and “On Borders: Photography, Literature, Film” for the Department of Comparative Literature.
Some of her writing is forthcoming in New Literary History and Qui Parle.