German-Jewish Women's Writing in the Early 20th Century and in Exile
Exile and Modernity: the Novels of Anna Gmeyner and Martina Wied
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 authors 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 to 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, something that this event will help to redress.
This event is organised under the auspices of the OWRI 'Translingual Communities' research project and supported by the Bithell Bequest Fund.