New publication: Discovering Women’s History

Spreizer coverDiscovering Women’s History brings to light the work of a selection of German-speaking women journalists from the first half of the twentieth century who made significant contributions to German life and culture, yet are barely known today. The volume builds upon scholarship on women and culture by focusing on individual journalists who published both within and outside the periodicals of women’s organizations and women’s magazines, thus offering a sampling of the vastly different perspectives of German-speaking women journalists during this period. The contributors to the volume aim to raise awareness regarding the great range of viewpoints represented by women journalists as well as challenging gender-based stereotypes of women’s writing that have traditionally tended to simplify the complexities of women’s diverse experiences. The volume closes with Erika Mann’s autobiographical fragment ‘I, of all People’ published here for the first time in the original English.

Available for purchase here.

Christa Spreizer is Associate Professor of German in the Department of European Languages & Literatures at Queens College of The City University of New York. Her research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century German literature and culture.

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