Kristin Veel is a PhD Candidate at the University of Cambridge, German Department. She holds a MA in Comparative Literature and Modern Culture from the University of Copenhagen and a MPhil in European Literature from the University of Cambridge. Among her publications are: Topographies of Memory: Walter Benjamin and Daniel Libeskind”, in: Fragile Traditions - The German Cultural Imagination since 1500: Vol. 1: Historical Consciousness and Cultural Memory, Oxford 2004; Virtual Memory in Günter Grass´s Im Krebsgang”, German Life and Letters, April 2004; The irreducibility of Space - Labyrinths, Cities, Cyberspace, Diacritics, 2005 (forthcoming); and Cybercitizen: Urban identity in net art, in: Imagining the City, vol. 1: The Art of Urban Living, Oxford 2005 (forthcoming). Her current research project is concerned with the ways in which computer technology is used as a metaphor and motif in contemporary novels.