Co-edited and commented by Professor Nicola Behrmann, the first volume of the Commented Study Edition of the works of Emmy Hennings is published! The volume rediscovers Hennings as one of the most impressive women writers in early 20th century German literature. Emmy Hennings, Gefängnis, Das graue Haus, Das Haus im Schatten, ed. Christa Baumberger/Nicola Behrmann, (Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag 2016), 576 pp.
Book presentation: Schweizerisches Literaturarchiv Bern, March 5, 2016.
Lydia Ginzburg’s Prose: Reality in Search of Literature
In this pioneering study, Professor Van Buskirk focuses on Lydia Ginzburg’s quest for a new kind of writing adequate to her times, and presents the author as a figure of previously unrecognized innovation and importance in the literary landscape of the twentieth century. This full account of Ginzburg’s writing career in many genres and emotional registers enables us not only to rethink the experience of Soviet intellectuals, but to arrive at a new understanding of writing during a horrific century.
Professor Nicola Behrmann (with Christa Baumberger) published the book Emmy Hennings Dada (Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess) - a new take on the history of the Dada movement in Zurich containing many archival documents, photographs, and biographical information. Check out a recent radio interview with Professor Behrmann on DeutschlandradioKultur.
Upcoming events & book presentations: Literaturhaus Zürich, February 11, 2016 - Cabaret Voltaire Zürich, April 20, 2016.