Amy L. Jones

Graduate Student

Amy graduated from the Ohio State University in 2013 with a B.A in French and German. She wrote a senior thesis that considered methods of translating musicality in lyric poetry of the Romantic period, taking texts by the French poet Marceline Desbordes-Valmore and the German Helmina von Chézy as samples for a creative translation. She has also written on contemporary poetry. During her two summers at Middlebury's German Language School as a non-degree-seeking M.A. student, she studied creative writing and journalism in German as well as literature of the Romantic era. After completing her undergraduate degree, she spent a year in Salzburg teaching English. As a student in the Carolina-Duke Program, she intends to deepen her core interests in poetry and Romanticism, while embarking on the Certificate in Women's Studies at Duke. In her free time, Amy likes baking (with chocolate!), sewing, knitting, and hanging out with cats.