Lisa Silverman is Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A specialist in modern European Jewish history, her interests include German and Austrian Jewish culture, photography and visual culture, and gender.
She is the author of Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture between the World Wars (Oxford University Press, 2012), co-author of Holocaust Representations in History: an Introduction (Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2015) and co-editor of Jews, Jewish Difference, and Austrian Culture: Literary and Historical Perspectives (Austrian Studies 24:2016), Making Place: Space and Embodiment in the City (Indiana University Press, 2014) and Interwar Vienna: Culture between Tradition and Modernity (Camden House, 2009).
She has published numerous scholarly articles, including contributions to the journals Prooftexts, Nexus: Duke Journal of German-Jewish Studies, Austrian Studies, the German Quarterly, and the Journal of Modern Jewish History, as well as essays in collected volumes and anthologies.
Silverman received her Ph.D. and B.A. from Yale University and holds an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She has been awarded several academic fellowships, including terms at the Frankel Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan and the International Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) in Vienna, Austria.
Biennial volume of new and innovative essays on German Jewish Studies, featuring forum sections on Heinrich Heine and Karl Kraus.
Nexus 3 features special forum sections on Heinrich Heine and Karl Kraus. Renowned Heine scholar Jeffrey Sammons offers a magisterial critical retrospective on this towering "German Jewish" author, followed by a response from Ritchie Robertson, while the dean of Kraus scholarship, Edward Timms, reflects on the challenges and rewards of translating German Jewish dialect into English. Paul Reitter provides a thoughtful response.
Contributors: Angela Botelho, Jay Geller, Abigail Gillman, Jeffrey A. Grossman, Leo Lensing, Georg Mein, Paul Reitter, Ritchie Robertson, Jeffrey L. Sammons, Egon Schwarz, Edward Timms, Liliane Weissberg, Emma Woelk.
William Collins Donahue is the John J. Cavanaugh Professor of the Humanities at the University of Notre Dame, where he chairs the Department of German and Russian. Martha B. Helfer is Professor of German and an affiliate member of the Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
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Nexus: Essays in German Jewish Studies
BIC JFSR1, 1DFG, 2AB
BISAC LIT004170, LIT004210, HIS014000
Table of Contents
Introduction - William Collins Donahue and Martha B. Helfer
"Ein weites Feld": Ein Wort zu deutsch-jüdischen Studien anläßlich der Verleihung des ersten Egon Schwarz Prize for the Best Essay in German Jewish Studies - Egon Schwarz
"An Open Field": A Word about German Jewish Studies on the Occasion of the Presentation of the first Egon Schwarz Prize for the Best Essay in German Jewish Studies - Egon Schwarz
Laudatio for Abigail Gillman's Prize-Winning Nexus Essay: "Martin Buber's Message to Postwar Germany" - Martha B. Helfer
Heinrich Heine in Modern German History, by an Eyewitness - Jeffery L. Sammons
Jeffrey Sammons, Heine, and Me: Some Autobiographical Reflections - Ritchie Robertson
Heine's Disparate Legacies: A Response to Jeffrey Sammons - Jeffrey A. Grossman
My Debt to Heine and Sammons - Abigail Gillman
Die letzten Tage der Menschheit as a German-Jewish Tragicomedy, and the Challenge to Translators - Edward Timms
Edward Timms's "Die letzten Tage der Menschheit as a German-Jewish Tragicomedy and the Challenge to Translators": A Response - Paul Reitter
Kraus the Mouse? Kafka's Late Reading of Die Fackel and the Vagaries of Literary History - Leo Lensing
The Parable of the Rings: Sigmund Freud Reads Lessing - Liliane Weissberg
The Poetics of the Polis: Remarks on the Latency of the Literary in Hannah Arendt's Concept of Public Space - Georg Mein
The Marrano in Modernity: The Case of Karl Gutzkow - Angela Botelho
German Jews Dogged by Destiny: Werewolves and Other Were-Canids in the Works of Heinrich Heine and Curt Siodmak - Jay Geller
Authenticity, Distance, and the East German Volksstück: Yiddish in Thomas Christoph Harlan's Ich Selbst und Kein Engel - Emma Woelk