Spring 2022 Gender and Jewish German Culture

Gender and Jewish-German Culture @ 11 hour/Irmela Von der Lühe
JWST 53.01 / GERM 42.13 / WGSS 66.13

In this class we will investigate different texts and representations of female experiences by Jewish authors from the Weimar Republic to the end of the 20th century. The intersection of gender with Jewish German culture became one of the most important topics in cultural and literary research during the last decades. We will read and discuss lyrical and political, essayistic and autobiographical texts written by authors under extremely different political and historical circumstances; and we also will discuss theoretical and methodological problems in the field of Jewish German history and culture. Students taking the class for major or minor credit in German Studies will have the option to enroll in an additional German-language discussion section.