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Smallpox, Interiority and the Emergence of the Modern European Autobiography
My dissertation examines episodes of childhood smallpox illness in the autobiographies of Franz Xaver Bronner, Giacomo Casanova, Katharina II, Wilhelmine von Bayreuth, Goethe and Johanna Schopenhauer. Drawing from Habermas’ ...
The Role of Memoirs in Questions of German Collective Identity in Z. Şenocak’s and V. Vertlib’s Novels
Doesn’t immigrating to Germany also mean immigrating to, entering into, the arena of Germany’s recent past?” Turkish-German author Zafer Şenocak discusses this question in his essay “Germany-Home for Turks?” (1990). His ...