Heinrich Heine Univeristät
Trisha is pursuing a Master's degree - at the Heinrich Heine Universität (HHU) Düsseldorf - in Comparatives Studies in English and American Literature, Language, & Culture. She should finish and defend her Master's thesis by late November. Her thesis focuses on how comedic norms change over time, with changing interpretations resulting in crossovers over decades and centuries between comedic and tragic situations. Her recent presentation at the HHU Student's Conference is available online and sparked her interest in this thesis topic as she explored Shakespeare's The Merchant Of Venice as representative of comedy's temporal shifts.