Nexus 2

Nexus 2

Essays in German Jewish Studies

Edited by William Collins Donahue, Martha B. Helfer


Camden House



Second volume of the biennial publication of the Duke German Jewish Studies Workshop, making available important new research and considering the definition and development of the field of German Jewish Studies.

Nexus is the official publication of the biennial German Jewish Studies Workshop at Duke University, the first ongoing forum in North America for German Jewish studies. It publishes innovative research in German Jewish Studies and serves as a venue for introducing new directions in the field, analyzing the development and definition of the field itself, and considering the place of German Jewish Studies within the disciplines of both German Studies and Jewish Studies. Additionally, it examines issues of pedagogy and programming at the undergraduate, graduate, and community levels.
The second volume of Nexus presents a special forum section on the controversial German Jewish religious historian Hans-Joachim Schoeps (1909-80), including contributions by Julius H. Schoeps, Hans J. Hillerbrand, Eric M. Meyers, Laura Lieber, Noah B. Strote, and Paul Reitter, as well as cutting-edge essays that highlight important new developments in the field of German Jewish Studies.

Contributors: Nick Block, Abigail Gillman, Anton Hieke, Hans J. Hillerbrand, Martin Kagel, Richard S. Levy, Laura Lieber, Eric M. Meyers, Andrea Reiter, Paul Reitter, Julius H. Schoeps, Noah B. Strote, Karina von Tippelskirch.

William C. Donahue is Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Germanic Languages & Literature, and Professor, Program in Literature and Jewish Studies, Duke University. Martha B. Helfer is Professor of German and an affiliate member of the Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.


December 2014
10 black and white illustrations
200 pages
9x6 in
Nexus: Essays in German Jewish Studies
ISBN: 9781571135636
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Camden House
BISAC LIT004170, LIT004210, HIS014000
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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Nexus Forum: A Most Unwanted Man: Hans-Joachim Schoeps
Jew, Prussian, German: The Adventuresome Story of Hans-Joachim Schoeps
Hans-Joachim Schoeps: Contrarian Scholar
The Meyerowitz Family from Königsberg: Contemporaries of Hans-Joachim Schoeps
From the Margins: A Response to Schoeps on Schoeps
A Conservative Christian Welcome: A Response to Julius Schoeps
Facing His Nazi Past? A Response to Schoeps on Schoeps
Setting the Record Straight Regarding The Protocols of the Elders of Zion: A Fool's Errand?
A Discussion of the "German" Dimension of Reform Judaism in Select Congregations in Three American Southern States, 1860-1880
Weimar on Broadway: Fritz Kortner and Dorothy Thompson's Refugee Play Another Sun
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem: The Jewish Exilic Mind in Else Lasker-Schüler's IchundIch
"Seit ein Gespräch wir sind und hören können von einander": Martin Buber's Message to Postwar Germany
Hungerkünstler: George Tabori Directs Kafka in Bremen (1977)
Performing the Jew in Austria after Waldheim: Robert Menasse's Die Vertreibung aus der Hölle


(A) welcome new series (that) responds to the present state of German Jewish studies . . . with a combination of theoretical reflections and cultural case studies . . . . This series can be expected to become a platform for important research and debates on German Jewish literary and cultural studies . . . . (T)his is a series to which both readers and libraries would be well advised to subscribe. JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN STUDIES (Ritchie Robertson)

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