Katie Lally is a doctoral student in the Literature department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She received her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies from San Francisco State University, after studying abroad at Universität Tübingen and the Freie Universität in Berlin. She is interested in early psychoanalytic writing that looks beyond the bourgeois family, Jewish diasporic writers of the 19th and 20th centuries, and literary descendants of German-language Modernism. Her work investigates how notions of disease and pathology inform subjectivity, and the ethics involved in practices of reading and performance.