Katja Altpeter-Jones is associate professor of German at Lewis & Clark College. Her research focusses on medieval and early modern German literature. She has published on the Middle High German love and adventure novel Flôre und Blanscheflûr by Konrad Fleck, on the early modern figure of the she-man, and on female healers in Gottfried von Straßburg’s Tristan. She is particularly interested in the intersection of discourses of love and violence in medieval and late medieval literature and is currently preparing a monograph titled Love Hurts: Love and Violence in Medieval and Late Medieval German Texts.
Adam W. Darlage completed his studies at the U of Chicago and is currently an instructor of history and philosophy at Oakton Community College (Des Plaines. IL). A historian of Reformation Europe with interests in controversial literature, Anabaptism, and Christian communalism, he has published articles in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including Church History, The Catholic Historical Review, and Renaissance et Réforme. He is currently working on a book project based on his dissertation, in which he explores Catholic controversial literature directed against Protestants and Anabaptists in the Margraviate of Moravia during the late sixteenth century.
Marjanne E. Goozé is associate professor of German Studies at the U of Georgia where she specializes in German literature from the late eighteenth century to the present with a particular focus on German women writers, the Berlin salonnières, Jewish-German writers, Holocaust narratives, personal narratives, and feminist criticism. She is the author of articles and book chapters on Henriette Herz, the Berlin Salon, Bettina von Arnim, Karoline von Günderrode, Rahel Varnhagen von Ense, Hölderlin, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Karl Emil Franzos, Franz Kafka, Christa Wolf, and Jeannette Lander. She has translated (with Jeannine Blackwell) the memoirs of Henriette Herz and published on feminist autobiography theory. With Anne Brown, she is the coeditor of the volume: International Women’s Writing: New Landscapes of Identity. She is the editor of the book Challenging Separate Spheres: Female Bildung in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Germany.
Robert Gould is adjunct research professor in both the School of Linguistics and Language Studies and the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at Carleton U, Ottawa, where he is also associate director of the Centre for European Studies. Since 2000 he has been researching and publishing on politicians’ on-the-record statements concerning immigration and national identity in a range of EU countries, including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Latvia, and the United Kingdom – plus Switzerland. [End Page 413]
Elisabeth Herrmann joined the U of Alberta as DAAD associate professor of German and Scandinavian literatures and cultures in 2006. Her areas of expertise are German and Scandinavian Literatures and Cultures from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century, with a special focus on the Enlightenment, the age of Goethe, contemporary literature, transmediality, cultural transfer, and the literary reflection of migration in Europe after 1990. She has published several books and articles on collective identities, cultural memory, transnational literature, migration, and gender. She is coeditor of Entwicklungen in der deutschschprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur und Medien nach 1989 (with Carsten Gansel and Paweł Zimniak). Together with Chantal Wright, she is working on a book project entitled Reconceptualizing World Literature for the Twenty-first Century.
Marike Janzen is assistant professor of Humanities at the U of Kansas, and coordinator of the Peace and Conflict Studies program. She has published on Anna Seghers in German Quarterly and Comparative Literature. She is a coeditor of the book Bodies and Culture: Discourses, Communities, Representations, Performances (Cambridge Scholars, 2012). Her current project, expanding on her dissertation in comparative literature, is a book on leftist authorship in the Cold War and after, as practiced and thematized by German and Latin American writers.
Lucinda Martin is an associate research fellow at the Center of Excellence Enlightenment-Religion-Knowledge at the Martin Luther U Halle-Wittenberg in Germany. She has published on religion and gender in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as well as on issues of contemporary language policy and cultural rights. Her book on the role of women in German Pietism is set to be published by Johns Hopkins Press.
Arvi Sepp studied German and English...