Thomas Mann's Race: Germans, Brazilians and Jews

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October 28, 2015
North Carolina, United States
Subject Fields: 
Atlantic History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Literature, Modern European History / Studies

VERONIKA FUECHTNER, associate professor of German and adjunct professor of psychiatry at Dartmouth College, will  follow the traumatic history of immigration and acculturation of Julia Mann.  The fact that Thomas Mann’s mother came from Brazil rarely factors into readings of Mann’s life and work, but this talk will examine the resulting anxieties about her racial background and their relationship to anxieties around Jewishness in the Mann family.

This lecture will take place on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill. 

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Samuel J. Kessler, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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