Rebecca Schönsee is a lecturer at the Department of German Studies at the University of Vienna. She holds a PhD in German studies. Key research areas are poetics of breath and emanation as well as entropy as an aesthetic concept in Viennese modernism, neo-avant-garde literature and the arts of the 1970s. Other research interests include memory studies and Jewish expressionism. She has published inter alia on Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Arthur Schnitzler, Elfriede Jelinek and Thomas Pynchon (Studia Austriaca 26, 2018; Seminar 57.1, 2021). Currently, she teaches literary studies with a special emphasis on different forms of literary criticism, the interview and the literary portrait.