Keun, Irmgard. Das kunstseidene Mädchen (1932; repr. Munich: DTV, 1995)

Keun's Berlin novel is one of the best for exploring gender, sexuality and social change in Berlin of the 1920s and early 1930s. Her protagonist's first-person narration draws on modernism and the inner monologue and investigates her unsettled relationship to herself and to the promise of the city. The novel explores the precarity of many … Continue reading Keun, Irmgard. Das kunstseidene Mädchen (1932; repr. Munich: DTV, 1995)

Oswald, Richard (dir.). Anders als die Andern (Oswald-Film, 1919)

Richard Oswald's 'Aufklärungsfilm' was one of the first films in the world to deal with the subject of homosexuality, and also is an important film in the history of trans and intersex identities. It features the sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld, who also consulted on the film. The film's reception history enables a discussion of censorship mechanisms … Continue reading Oswald, Richard (dir.). Anders als die Andern (Oswald-Film, 1919)

Natonek , Hans. Der Schlemihl. Ein Roman vom Leben des Adelbert von Chamisso. Allert de Lange, 1935.

See also: In Search of Myself. New York: Putnam's Sons 1943. Der Mann ohne Schatten. Bertelsmann 1958 Briefwechsel 1946–1962. Leipzig 2008. Letzter Tag in Europa. Publizistik von 1933 – 1963. ed. Steffi Böttger. Leipzig 2013. Czech/German-Jewish author who fled from the Nazis and spent the last two decades of his life in the US, namely … Continue reading Natonek , Hans. Der Schlemihl. Ein Roman vom Leben des Adelbert von Chamisso. Allert de Lange, 1935.

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)