Dennis Schäfer is a second year Ph.D. student. Previously, Dennis studied German and English at the University of Cologne, was a visiting student on an Erasmus scholarship at the University of Warwick, UK. and earned an M.A. from The Ohio State University. He has a general interest in the study of the 18th and 19th century and is particularly interested in Media Studies, European Romanticism, Goethe’s Faust, Western Marxism, the life and works of Friedrich Nietzsche, and memory culture in Central Europe. His dissertation plans currently revolve around the role and significance of amanuenses around 1800 and their contribution to Romantic theories of ideas.