Anna studied English and American literature and linguistics, German literature, linguistics and medieval studies, and Slavic languages at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Oxford University and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She joined the department as a doctoral candidate in October 2018.
First supervisor: Prof. Jessica Gienow-Hecht
Second supervisor: n/n
Third supervisor: n/n
The project focuses on the history of emotions, human rights history and the political history of classical music in the US. Combining systematic analyses of conceptual convergences within the discourse about human rights and classical music, and a diachronic investigation of the moral and emotional language used by human rights advocates and non-state actors connected to the field of classical music, the dissertation seeks to explore ruptures and continuities in the emotional repertory informing musical human rights activism before and after the end of the Cold War.
Key terms: history of emotions, history of human rights, musical diplomacy, social history of classical music, music and emotion, history of humanitarianism, history of ethics, media history, digital humanities/ digital archives, universality, harmony, practice, performance