German Literature, Jewish Critics: The Brandeis Symposium by Stephen D. Dowden, Meike G. Werner

By Stephen D. Dowden, Meike G. Werner

One of the Jewish teachers and intellectuals expelled from Germany and Austria through the Nazi period have been many experts in German literature. unusually, their impression at the perform of Germanistik within the usa, England, and Canada has been given little cognizance. Who have been they? Did their imaginative and prescient of German literature and tradition fluctuate considerably from that of these who remained of their former place of birth? What difficulties did they face within the American and British educational settings? especially, how did they assist form German experiences within the postwar period? This distinctive and demanding symposium, which convened at Brandeis college below the auspices of its middle for German and ecu experiences, addresses those and plenty of different questions. between its exceptional participants--who numbered over thirty in all--are Peter Demetz (Yale, emeritus), Gesa Dane (G?ttingen), Amir Eshel (Stanford), Willi Goetschel (Toronto), Barbara Hahn (Princeton), Susanne Klingenstein (MIT), Christoph K?nig (Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach), Ritchie Robertson (Oxford), Egon Schwarz (Washington collage St. Louis, emeritus), Hinrich Seeba (UC Berkeley), Walter Sokel (University of Virginia, emeritus), Frank Trommler (University of Pennsylvania), and plenty of extra. the amount contains not just the (revised) essays of the contributors but additionally their ready responses, transcripts of the panel dialogue, and discussion of the contributors with participants of the audience.Stephen D. Dowden is professor of German at Brandeis college; Meike G. Werner is assistant professor of German at Vanderbilt collage.

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Soon after the very name of the critical school of historians was anticipated in 1898 when the journal American Historical Review published a review (by Earle Dow) of Lamprecht’s comprehensive Deutsche Geschichte (from 1891 in twelve volumes) under the title “Features of the New History,” Robinson started corresponding with Lamprecht in 1901 and invited him to Columbia University in 1904 where Lamprecht was awarded an honorary degree. ” If history is the symbolic re-creation of what we imagine has happened, even its material underpinnings become fictionalized in historical discourse, comparable to the structure of literary fiction.

3 (1985). 22 See, for example, Claudio Magris, Weit von wo: Verlorene Welt des Ostjudentums (Vienna: Europaverlag, 1974); Charlene A. : Scriptor, 1981); In den Katakomben: Jüdische Verlage in Deutschland 1933–1938, ed. Ingrid Belke (Marbach: Marbacher Magazin 25, 1983); Siegbert S. Prawer, Heine’s Jewish Comedy (Oxford: Clarendon, 1983); Juden und xxxii INTRODUCTION: POSITIONS TO DEFEND Judentum in der Literatur, ed. Herbert A. Strauss und Christhard Hoffmann (Munich: dtv, 1985). 23 The proceedings including the discussions were published as Modernisierung oder Überfremdung?

Zur Wirkung deutscher Exilanten in der Germanistik der Aufnahmeländer, ed. Walter Schmitz (Stuttgart, Weimar: Metzler, 1994), vii–xix, here xii. See also Regina Weber, “Zur Remigration des Germanisten Richard Alewyn,” in Die Emigration der Wissenschaften nach 1933: Disziplingeschichtliche Studien, ed. Herbert A. Strauss, Klaus Fischer, Christhard Hoffmann, and Alfons Söllner (Munich: Saur, 1991), 235–56; Weber, “Der emigrierte Germanist als ‘Führer’ zur deutschen Dichtung? Werner Vordtriede im Exil,” in Exilforschung: Internationales Jahrbuch, vol.

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