Profile Corin Kraft

Corin Kraft holds an MA in English and German Language and Literature from the University of Basel. In her MA thesis, titled “Slaves to Memory. Place and Identity in the Collective Memory of Twentieth Century U.S. Southern Literature: William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!, Steve Yarbrough’s The Oxygen Man and Thulani Davis’ 1959”, she focused on the interplay between place and memory.

Currently, she works as a research associate for the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Northwestern Switzerland and focuses on research in the field of Digital Transformation. In her Ph.D. thesis, she would like to combine her previous studies with her current work.

Corin is writing a Ph.D. thesis on “Contemporary American Literature and the Internet of Things” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Philipp Schweighauser. In her thesis, she is interested in how a current technological phenomenon of the ongoing Digital Transformation – the internet of things – is depicted in contemporary American literature. Her current research interests include the intersection between literary studies and technology.