von la Roche, Sophie, Geschichte des Fräuleins von Sternheim (1771)

The first novel to be published by a woman in German, la Roche’s tale centres on the seduction and destruction (to borrow Ellen Pilsworth’s phrase!) of the eponymous protagonist. Told through letters, this novel follows the fate of Sophie as she journeys from her family home to England, where she falls under the spell of … Continue reading von la Roche, Sophie, Geschichte des Fräuleins von Sternheim (1771)

Maimon, Salomon. Salomon Maimons Lebensgeschichte (1792/93)

Important in considering autobiographical writing as a genre (and 'Bildung'), the literary writings of philosophers/philosophy 'and' or 'as' literature, as well as conceptions of Jewishness. Digital copies available online: Part 1; Part 2 Also available in translation: Maimon, Salomon. The Autobiography of Salomon Maimon with an Essay on Maimon's Philosophy, transl J. Clark Murray, Urbana: University … Continue reading Maimon, Salomon. Salomon Maimons Lebensgeschichte (1792/93)

Borchers , Elisabeth (ed.): Gedichte berühmter Frauen. Frankfurt am Main: Insel, 1996.

Anthology of poems written by women, nice to challenge/add to the mostly male canon in poetry classes. Includes works by: Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) Mechthild von Magdeburg (c. 1207-c. 1282) Engelbirn Klausnerin (14th Century) Schwestern von St Katharina (15th Century) Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg (1633-1694) Anna Louisa Karsch (1722-1791) Sophie Mereau (1770-1806) Karoline von Günderrode … Continue reading Borchers , Elisabeth (ed.): Gedichte berühmter Frauen. Frankfurt am Main: Insel, 1996.

Borchers , Elisabeth (ed.): Gedichte berühmter Frauen. Frankfurt am Main: Insel, 1996.

Anthology of poems written by women, nice to challenge/add to the mostly male canon in poetry classes. Includes works by: Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) Mechthild von Magdeburg (c. 1207-c. 1282) Engelbirn Klausnerin (14th Century) Schwestern von St Katharina (15th Century) Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg (1633-1694) Anna Louisa Karsch (1722-1791) Sophie Mereau (1770-1806) Karoline von Günderrode … Continue reading Borchers , Elisabeth (ed.): Gedichte berühmter Frauen. Frankfurt am Main: Insel, 1996.

Hodkinson, James. “Transnationalizing Faith” (ongoing project)

"The Transnationalizing Faith project is a multi-dimensional outreach project, which takes key aspects of James Hodkinson's research into Islam in German history and culture (1770-1918) and finds multiple pathways along which to communicate this material meaningfully to varying non-academic publics. The programme of events and activities includes public lectures, accompanied by a mobile exhibition, which … Continue reading Hodkinson, James. “Transnationalizing Faith” (ongoing project)