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Vasuki Shanmuganathan

Ph.D. Candidate Contact info v.shanmuganathan@utoronto.ca  Background Before entering the Collaborataive PhD program in German and Women & Gender Studies in 2006, I completed an HBA in History and an MA in German Studies. I also hold an MPhil in Gender Studies from the University of Birmingham (UK). My MPhil thesis “Time, Pain & Myth in the writings of Anne Duden and Ingeborg Bachmann” is a theoretical exploration of the female body and notions of homelessness. During the last years in the PhD program, I have co-organized a conference entitled “Matters of Life and Death” and given papers on trauma narratives in feminist writings, sexual politics in the Weimar Republic, German visual culture, race and animality. Currently, I enjoy researching the shadow motif in the works of Heine, Goethe and Hoffmann; and working on my CGS-SSHRC funded dissertation on German colonial desire, childhood & memory. Read More »