Inhabiting the Discourses of Belonging; Franz Kafka and Yoko Tawada

This manuscript is available for download here Abstract Inhabiting the Discourses of Belonging; Franz Kafka and Yoko Tawada examines the role of language in creating the identity of the foreigner in German prose. Writing at opposite ends of the 20th century, Kafka and Tawada serve as harbingers for a broader sense of alienation that comes with writing as […]

Shifting Understandings of Lesbianism in Imperial and Weimar Germany

This manuscript is available for download here Abstract This paper seeks to understand how, and why, understandings of lesbianism shifted in Germany over the course of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Through close readings of both popular cultural productions and medical and psychological texts produced within the context of Imperial and Weimar Germany, this […]