Nexus 3: Essays in German Jewish Studies–NEW eBOOK

We now have online access to  Nexus : essays in German Jewish studies. Volume 3 / edited by Willilan Collins Donahue and Martha B. Helfer. Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2017. Nexus is the official publication of the biennial German Jewish Studies Workshop, which was inaugurated at Duke University in 2009, and is now held at the University of Notre Dame.

This volume is in honor of Professor Egon Schwarz and includes an address he gave at Duke University in 2015.

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” / William Collins Donahue and Martha B. Helfer — Nexus forum on Heinrich Heine. Heinrich Heine in modern German history, by an eyewitness / Jeffrey L. Sammons — Jeffrey Sammons, Heine, and Me: some autobiographical reflections / Ritchie Robertson — Heine’s disparate legacies: a resposne to Jeffrey Sammons / Jeffrey A. Grossmann — My debt to Heine and Sammons / Abigail Gillman — Nexus forum on Karl Kraus. Die letzten Tage der Menschheit as a German-Jewish tragicomedy, and the challenge to translators / Edward Timms — Edward Timm’s “Die letzten Tage der Menschheit as a German-Jewish tragicomedy and the challenge to translators”: a reponse / 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 of 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.

This particular eBook has no downloading or printing restrictions. Online access is also available for Nexus, volume 1 and Nexus, volume 2.

For questions, contact Brian (bvetruba@wustl.edu ; 5-4824 ; IM/chat; Library office: Olin Level 1–Rm. 124)

About the author

Brian Vetruba is Germanic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, and European Studies Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis