Helen Fehervary

Helen Fehervary

Helen Fehervary

Professor Emerita (1942 - 2023)  https://germanic.osu.edu/memorium



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Areas of Expertise

  • 20th-century German literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Drama and Theatre

 (1942 - 2023)  germanic.osu.edu/memorium   

B.A. Smith College 1964, M.A. Brown University 1966, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin 1975

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Specializations in research and teaching: Twentieth-century German literature, intellectual history, culture; Weimar Republic, exile 1930s and 1940s, Germany East and West 1945-1990; Central European modernism; critical theory; Comparative literature, women's literature, German-Jewish literature; Narrative prose; drama, theatre, and film; literature and art history. Authors: Anna Seghers, Bertolt Brecht, Heiner Müller, Christa Wolf et al.

Authored Books and Editions:
~~ Kulturpolitik und Politik der Kultur / Cultural Politics and the Politics of Culture: Essays to Honor Alexander Stephan (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2007), with Bernd Fischer.
~~ Anna Seghers, Aufstand der Fischer von St. Barbara (Berlin: Aufbau Verlag, 2002), vol. I/1 in Anna Seghers, Werkausgabe, ed. H. Fehervary and B. Spies.
~~ Anna Seghers: The Mythic Dimension (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2001).
~~ Mit den Toten reden: Fragen an Heiner Müller (Cologne, Weimar, Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 1999), with Jost Hermand.
~~ New German Critique: Special Issue on Heiner Müller, 73 (Winter 1998), with David Bathrick.
~~ Salvador's Children: A Song for Survival (Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 1993). Under pen name Lea Marenn. Second printing 1994. Helen Hooven Santmyer Prize in Women's Studies, 1993.
~~ Bunte Liste: Essays in Honor of Jost Hermand (Providence, R.I., 1990), with Carol Poore.
~~ Heiner Müller, Cement (Madison: Coda Press, 1979).
~~ New German Critique: Special Feminist Issue, 13 (Winter 1978), with Renny Harrigan and Nancy Vedder-Shults.
~~ Hölderlin and the Left: The Search for a Dialectic of Art and Life (Heidelberg: Carl Winter Verlag, 1977).

General Editor:
Anna Seghers, Werkausgabe, 25 volumes (Berlin: Aufbau Verlag, 2000- ).
Textcritical, commentated edition; with Bernhard Spies (Universität Mainz)

Published volumes to date:
2000, vol. I/4, Das siebte Kreuz (vol. ed. Bernhard Spies)
2001, vol. I/5, Transit (vol. ed. Silvia Schlenstedt)
2002, vol. I/1, Aufstand der Fischer von St. Barbara (vol. ed. H. Fehervary)
2003, vol. I/7, Die Entscheidung (vol. ed. Alexander Stephan)
2005, vol. II/6, Erzählungen 1967-1980 (vol. ed. Eva Kaufmann)
2007, vol. II/5, Erzählungen 1958-1966 (vol. ed. Ute Brandes)
2008, vol. V/1, Briefe 1924-1952 (vol. ed. C.Romero/A. Giesecke)
2009, vol. II/4, Erzählungen 1950-1956 (vol. ed. Ute Brandes)
2010, vol. V/2, Briefe 1953-1983 (vol. ed. C. Romero/A. Giesecke)
2011, vol. II/2, Erzählungen 1933-1947 (vol. ed. Silvia Schlenstedt)
2012, vol. II/3, Erzählungen 1947-1949 (vol. ed. Robert Cohen)
2014, vol. II/1, Erzählungen 1924-1932 (vol. ed. Peter Beicken)

1977-91 Editor, New German Critique: An Interdisciplinary Journal of German Studies, with David Bathrick, Miriam Hansen, Andreas Huyssen, Anson Rabinbach, Jack Zipes

Major Awards:
From Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Association of University Women, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, International Research and Exchanges Board, Ohio Humanities Council, Ohio Arts Council; 1993 Helen Hooven Santmyer Prize in Women's Studies.