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Jan Cao

Ph.D. Student

Jan Cao is a Ph.D student in the Program of German Literature and Critical Thoughts at Northwestern University. Her current interests include critical theory, aesthetics, contemporary German-language migrant literature, and game studies. Tentatively titled "How to Enter an Artwork: the Aesthetics of Portal Pictures," her dissertation explores the aesthetic motif of "portals"—the type of image that invites its audience to enter it directly—and its reception in the works of Klages, Bloch, and Benjamin.

You can learn more about her research and experiences here: https://jancao.weebly.com/.

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