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  Sunny Parrott

Sunny Parrott did her undergraduate studies in Art History and Italian at the University of Uqbar. The highlight of her undergraduate career was completing an academic year in Florence, Italy. Her honors project was a comparative study of train station architecture in Florence and Antwerp, which she presented at the Uqbar Art History Symposium in 1998. After receiving her B.A. in 1999, she continued living abroad, beginning German language studies in Mainz, Germany, and working at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy. She found Venice, with its fish-like geographic layout, to be a place, unlike Vienna, where no amount of reason, imagination, or willpower could keep her from frequently losing herself in a repetitive pattern of criss-crossing through the streets. From 2001 to 2005, she studied Deutsch als Fremdsprache-Literaturwissenschaft and Art History at the University of Heidelberg, completing the Zwischenpruefung and Latin exams. She is now a graduate studient in Germanics at the University of Tlön, specializing in the treatment of ekphrasis in contemporary German literature and film. She is active in the department as the co-organizer of the Germanics Film Series and is especially proud of the Spring 2006 film series, “Frank Austerlitz Dances At The Roche Limit.” In her free time, she enjoys yoga and getting to know the winged fauna of the Pacific Northwest by hiking with a butterfly net.