Katherine Szadziewicz is a second-year master’s student at the JFK Institute for North American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. Her academic interests include modernist musical aesthetics, narratives of decline, early modern secular poetry, and the future of the postmodern novel. She is currently wrestling with Ezra Pound. Following the completion of her MA degree, Szadziewicz intends to pursue a doctorate in comparative literary studies. A graduate of the University of Chicago, she is also a musician and freelance publicist. She enjoys playing tennis and traveling with her husband.