Volume 36, No. 2 (Fall/Winter 2020)
Goethe’s Stalker Snails
Barbara N. Nagel
Henriette Kraze’s Heim Neuland (1908) and the Idealized Nonviolent Colonial Community
Seduced by Poetry, Sickened by Mass Spectacle: Julia Franck’s Gendered Portrait of Weimar Berlin in Die Mittagsfrau (2007)
Jill Suzanne Smith
“The Friendship of Our Distant Relations”: Feminism and Animal Families in Marlen Haushofer’s Die Wand (1963)
Kristy R. Boney and Jennifer Marston William, editors. Dimensions of Storytelling in German Literature and Film
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