Jehnna Lewis


BA/MA, The University Professors Program at Boston University

Jehnna Lewis is a Ph.D. candidate in the department. Her research interests include German literature around the year 1800, with a special focus on Romanticism and the works of E. T. A. Hoffmann, aesthetics, intermediality, sound studies, textual representations of music and acoustics, and film. She is completing certificates in Cinema Studies and Teaching & Learning.

Jehnna has taught introductory and intermediate language classes, including a reading knowledge course for graduate students. She has been a Teaching Assistant for courses on Freud, Tarkovsky, and Fascist Cinemas, and most recently co-designed and -taught an undergraduate seminar on Krautrock. During her tenure at Penn, she co-organized a graduate student conference on German film and film theory as well as two year-long lecture series. She has presented papers in numerous venues, including the MLA and the Goethe Atkins Conference.

Outside of the German Department, Jehnna has served on the executive board of graduate student government (SASgov), and she currently works in Penn Libraries' Kislak Center for Special Collections.

Research Interests

Romanticism, intermediality, sound studies, aesthetics, film