Anna Mayer

Graduate Student

15 Seminary Place, Room 4100
College Avenue Campus
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Fall 2018 Office Hours: Wednesdays, 2pm -  3pm


Anna Mayer joined the department in Fall 2013 as a Max Kade and Ratych Fellow.



Ph.D. student and fellow, German Studies, Rutgers University, 2013 to present

M.A. with honors, Comparative Literature, University of Vienna, 2012

Academic year at the department for Comparative Literature, Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2008-2009

Work Experience

Teaching Assistant, University of Vienna, 2010-2011
Assistant, Salzburger Festspiele & Theater Basel, 2010 & 2009

Academic Interests

Apocalyptic writing

19th century

political theory in literature


The Mammoth’s Part in the World’s Demise. Of the End of Humanity in Early Science Fiction”, TRANS-. Revue de Littérature Générale et Comparée, August 2013,

Conference Papers

Die letzten Menschen am Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts”, Graduate Conference, Vienna, Austria, 2012

Honors and Awards

Max Kade & Ratych Fellowships, Rutgers, 2013

European Forum Alpbach scholarship, Alpbach, 2012

KWA grant, Bibliothèque nationale de France, 2012

SYNAPSIS scholarship, Bologna, 2011