"Women in German Yearbook" - volume 13 opens with essays by Herta Muller and Libuse Monikova. Karin Wurst probes Elise Burger's Gothic Imagination, Daniel Purdy analyzes Sophie Mereau's translations in relation to early Romantic aesthetics, and Lynne Tatlock finds evidence of an imagined German nation in the memoirs of Luise Muhlbach. Barbara Hyams casts new light on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's attitudes toward Jews and women, David Brenner examines Vicki Baum's ambivalence about her Jewish heritage, and Katharina Gerstenberger discusses Wanda von Sacher-Masoch's confessions to demonstrate the contested position of the female autobiographer.Birgit Dahlke focuses on Elke Erb to explore why many GDR women writers chose not to be identified as 'feminists', and Beth Linklater analyzes Gabriele Stotzer-Kachold's sexual imagery as a new understanding of the female body. Jutta Ittner analyzes one of Brigitte Kronauer's stories as a tale of female maturation, Annette Meusinger explores racism and feminist aesthetics by considering two novels by Anne Duden, and Monika Shafi discusses a novel by Jeannette Lander in the contexts of postcolonial and travel literature. The volume closes with Heike Henderson's examination of German texts by four Turkish women. Sara Friedrichsmeyer is a professor in and chair of the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Cincinatti. Patricia Herminghouse is a professor of German at the University of Rochester.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press