Lily Rockefeller

Lily Rockefeller
Education: Brown University, University of Oxford
Expertise: German Language and Literature, English Literature, Literary Romanticism
  • Worked as a literature expert for Dotdash’s ThoughtCo from December 2018 to March 2020.
  • Has a Master's Degree from Oxford in German literature and Bachelor's Degree from Brown in Comparative Literature with English and German.


Lily has written for ThoughtCo, penning biographies on writers and analyses of Shakespeare’s plays, as well as Bookstoker, where she does book reviews. She loves world literature and the new perspectives to which it gives us access. She is fascinated by German language and literature, particularly the German Romantic movement around 1800 and its conception of nature and the self.


She has a Master's Degree in Modern Languages (German) from Oxford, where she earned merit for her dissertation, and a Bachelor's Degree in Comparative Literature with English and German from Brown, where she earned magna cum laude honors for her senior thesis.

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