May 2021

VI. Autoren




Peter Arnds is currently Head of Italian and Director of Comparative Literature at Trinity College Dublin. He is a member of PEN International and the Academia Europaea. His latest book is the novel Searching for Alice published with Dalkey Archive Press.


Peter Bakowski, tall when necessary, has been writing poetry for 37 years, remains influenced by the following quote, attributed to Robert Frost—“Make your next poem different from your last.” In 2015, Éditions Bruno Doucey of Paris published a bilingual selection of his poetry, titled Le cœur à trois heures du matin. In 2021 Éditions Bruno Doucey will publish a further bilingual selected, titled La saison du courage. In Australia, Peter has had seven solo full-length poetry collections published. E-Mail: pbakowski54(at)


Edith Borchardt, A.B. Vassar, Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, is Professor of German, Emerita (University of Minnesota Morris), where she taught all levels of German and literature courses from the Middle Ages to the present, including Austrian Studies, as well as study abroad courses in Italy, Austria, and Hungary. She has published numerous scholarly articles and three books, Mythische Strukturen im Werk Heinrich von Kleists (1987), Women in the Shadows (2008), and Rudolf. Crown Prince and Rebel (2017). For more than two decades, she has contributed short stories, essays, and poems to TRANS-LIT and TRANS-LIT2, published by SCALG. She is a member of PEN AMERICA. E-Mail: borchaed(at)


Dr. Albrecht Classen ist University Distinguished Professor of German Studies an der University of Arizona, wo er vor allem das Mittelalter und die Frühneuzeit erforscht (mittlerweile 114 wiss. Bücher und ca. 760 Aufsätze). Er hat bisher 9 Bände mit seiner Lyrik und 4 Bände mit seinen Satiren veröffentlicht. 2021 war er einer der “Tulliola- Renato Filippelli” World Award Winners of the foreign section E (Premio Mondiale “Tulliola- Renato Filippelli” Vincitori della sezione stranieri).


Gabriele Eckart studied at the Humboldt University in Berlin (philosophy), University of Texas in San Antonio (Spanish), and University of Minnesota (German studies). Professor at the Department of Communication Studies and Modern Languages at Southeast Missouri State University. Scholarly books and articles on German culture and comparative literatures. Recent publications: Vogtlandstimmen, a novel, and Havelobst: Erinnerungen (both published by Königshausen & Neumann in 2021). New poems in journals and anthologies regularly.


Naomi Lubrich studied literature and art in New York and Berlin, specializing in Jewish studies and fashion history.  She worked for the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Metropolitan Museum of Art before joining the Jewish Museum of Switzerland in Basel as its director. Naomi Lubrich’s latest book project is Passports, Profiteers, Police. A Swiss War Secret about a network of helpers who procured Latin American passports for Jews in occupied Europe from 1939 to 1943 (edition clandestin, Biel 2021).


Fanny Julia Orbán ist seit Herbst 2017 PhD-Studentin an der Andrássy Universität Budapest – dort Teil des Doktoratskollegs für Mitteleuropäische Geschichte. Zuvor absolvierte sie ihren Bachelor in Hungarologie an der Universität Wien und der ELTE Budapest. Ihren Master in Mitteleuropäischen Studien – Diplomatie („Kulturdiplomatie“) an der Andrássy Universität schloss sie im Juni 2017 ab. Ihr Forschungsfeld sind die kulturellen Beziehungen der Nachfolgestaaten der Donaumonarchie – im speziellen Österreichs und Ungarns. Hier soll anhand des Beispiels Operette in der Zwischenkriegszeit dargestellt werden, dass der – für Mitteleuropa so wichtige – Kulturraum Österreich-Ungarn auch nach Zerfall der Monarchie weiterhin aufrechterhalten werden konnte.


Michael Panitz specializes in Jewish religious history during the modern period, in Europe and America. Receiving rabbinic ordination and a doctorate in history at the Jewish Theological Seminary, he has taught at universities in New York, New Jersey and Virginia.  He is currently an adjunct professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Wesleyan University and serves as Rabbi of Temple Israel in Norfolk, Virginia.


Anna Rosmus, from Passau, Germany, is the author of fifteen books and the real-life heroine of the 1990 Verhoeven film “The Nasty Girl.” For 40 years, she has documented xenophobia, anti-semitism and the complex lives of immigrants. Presented with numerous awards, including the American Society of Journalists and Authors’ Conscience-in-Media Award, the Tucholsky death mask, and the Galinski Prize, the highest honor by the Jewish Community in Berlin, she was twice featured on CBS’ “60 Minutes” and has been honored by the D.C. Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the American Immigration Law Foundation with the Immigrant Achievement Award. E-Mail: passau11(at)


Ricardo Rudas Meo ist BA Absolvent in Germanistik und Sinologie an der Universität Freiburg (2015-2019). 2017/18 studierte er an der Pädagogischen Universität Yunnan (VR China) im Rahmen des Konfuzius-Institut-Stipendiums chinesische Sprache und Kultur. Seit 2019 ist er Stipendiat der Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. Derzeit studiert er in einem MA in Modern China Studies in Freiburg.

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