Alexis Briley received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from Cornell University in 2014.

Dr. Briley’s research focuses on German literature around 1800, European Romanticism, and German lyric poetry from the eighteenth-century to the present. Her current research examines figures of obstacle and stumbling in works by Friedrich Hölderlin, Heinrich von Kleist, Robert Walser, Paul Celan, Christa Wolf, and W.G. Sebald.

Dr. Briley has studied at the Humboldt University of Berlin, the University of Erfurt, and Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.

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