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, book history, and film.

Jehnna has taught introductory, intermediate, and advanced language classes, and she has been a Teaching Assistant for courses on Freud, Tarkovsky, and Fascist Cinemas. In Fall 2018, she co-designed and -taught an upper-level undergraduate seminar on Krautrock. During her tenure at Penn, she has organized numerous events, and most recently served as organizing assistant for the Romantic Prints on the Move Symposium in 2019. She has presented papers in numerous venues, including the MLA and Atkins Goethe Conference.

Outside of the German department, Jehnna works in Penn Libraries' Kislak Center for Manuscripts, Rare Books, and Special Collections, where she currently manages the Digital Beehive project.

Research Interests

Romanticism, intermediality, sound studies, aesthetics, film, book history