Caroline Blount

Caroline Blount

Graduate Student

Caroline earned her B.A. in German and English from the University of South Carolina in 2017. For her Carolina Honors College thesis, she compared James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans and Karl May's Winnetou I, focusing on both books' metanarratives and cultural receptions. As an undergraduate, she worked at USC's Center for Digital Humanities on the "Lone Woman and Last Indians" project which created a digital archive centered around the Lone Woman of San Nicholas Island and Scott O'Dell's novel Island of the Blue Dolphins, which fictionalizes her life. Before coming to CDG, she spent a year as an English Teaching Assistant in Lower Bavaria through the Fulbright Program. She is interested in German-American relations, regional identities, political theory, and the cultural history of literature. Outside of her studies, she enjoys traveling, playing piano, and searching for the South's best Mac & Cheese.