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Erin Gizewski is an M.A. student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is interested in and researching the connection between mind and body and the different ways in which aesthetic theory may influence the way people perceive this connection or the lack thereof. In a time in which the validity of the humanities is being contested, Erin believes analyzing this connection between the cognitive and the physical revitalizes and reminds us of the importance of subjective human experience. Erin plans to research this topic and its manifestations in German literature, art, and critical theory in further depth as she continues her studies in the Germanic Studies Ph.D. program at UIC.