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Event Date: 20th Oct 2016 | 13:00
‘Jüdin und Moderne’: German-Jewish Women’s Writing in the early 20th Century and in Exile
Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), Univ. of London Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU
German-Jewish writing of the early 20th century is highly diverse; it cannot be reduced to an homogeneous expression of the culture of a defined community. Writing between assimilation to and dissimilation from the hegemonial definitions of German culture, German-Jewish writers have given prominent expression to some of the most important discourses of modernity confirming, but also calling into question any majority views from their position on the cusp between insiders and outsiders. Among female German-Jewish writers of the time, only Else Lasker-Schüler has made it anywhere near the canon of German-language literature. Aiming to present insights into the variety, the quality and the literary, identitarian and political importance of the work of German-Jewish women authors, this event presents recent research on writers such as Auguste Hauschner, Elsa Bernstein, Mascha Kaléko, Gertrud Kolmar, Alice Rühle-Gerstel, Else Lasker-Schüler and Grete Meisel-Hess. For a programme and the registration form, please see website.