Nexus is the official publication of the biennial German Jewish Studies Workshop at Duke University, the first ongoing forum in North America for German Jewish studies. It publishes innovative research in German Jewish Studies and serves as a venue for introducing new directions in the field, analyzing the development and definition of the field itself, and considering the place of German Jewish Studies within the disciplines of both German Studies and Jewish Studies. Additionally, it examines issues of pedagogy and programming at the undergraduate, graduate, and community levels. The contributions are organized in three sections according to their approach to German Jewish Studies: theoretical and philosophical, literary-historical, or approaches that focus on the Jew(s) in today's Germany.
Contributors: Nicola Behrmann, Juliette Brungs, Katja Garloff, Sander L. Gilman, Jeffrey A. Grossman, Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich, Michael G. Levine, Elizabeth Loentz, Agnes C. Mueller, Todd Samuel Presner, Lisa Silverman, David Suchoff.
William C. Donahue is Professor in German, in Jewish Studies, and in the Program in Literature at Duke University, where he is also a member of the Jewish Studies Executive Committee and Chair of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature. Martha B. Helfer is Professor and Chair of the Department of German, Russian, and Eastern European Languages and Literatures and an affiliate member of the Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University.
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 556 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
What is most impressive about a number of these essays is that the argument their authors develop with reference to specific texts could be appropriated for other texts offering similarly new insights. . . . Nexus . . . promises to contribute new and exciting perspectives to our understanding of German-Jewish philosophy, literature, and culture. MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW
[A] welcome new series . . . [that] can be expected to become a platform for important research and debates on German Jewish literary and cultural studies. . . . [T]his is a series to which both readers and libraries would be well advised to subscribe. RITCHIE ROBERTSON, JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN STUDIES