International Feuchtwanger Society




Upcoming 2019 IFS Conference

9th Biennial Conference of the International Feuchtwanger Society
October 17-20, 2019
Munich, Germany

The ninth biennial meeting of the International Feuchtwanger Society (IFS) will take place on October 17-20, 2019 in Munich. The conference is jointly organized by the Munich City Archive in conjunction with the NS Documentation Center Munich, the Jewish Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria, and the International Feuchtwanger Society.

The conference will focus on the “young Feuchtwanger” — the playwright, the theater critic, the early novelist. What role did the “Munich milieu” play for the young intellectual? Which of the impressions and influences of the Munich art, theater and literary scene can be demonstrated? Which networks and connections motivated the ambitious young author? Proposals that are closely related to the conference topic are welcome along with papers that explore Munich’s cultural scene between 1900 and 1925.

Papers should not exceed 20 minutes. Please submit a PDF of your brief abstract (maximum 300 words) to conference organizer Andreas Heusler (Stadtarchiv München): Abstracts are due on February 28, 2019. You will be notified about the the decision regarding your abstract no later than April 15, 2019.

Especially welcome are papers by graduate students and post-docs who are researching the conference topic. The IFS supports new scholars by providing them with opportunities to present their work and facilitating a stimulating exchange between young researchers and those already established in the field. Please share this Call for Papers with your students and encourage them to submit an abstract.

The conference organizers will cover the travel costs for speakers in accordance with guidelines of the German Federal Travel Expenses Act (§§ 4 and 5) in addition to three night’s accommodations in Munich. A selection of revised conference papers will be published in a volume of the Feuchtwanger Studies series (Peter Lang: Oxford).

Conference languages: German and English.

For a PDF of the CfP in English, click here; for the CfP in German, click here.


About the International Feuchtwanger Society

On 11 July 2001 scholars and journalists from the US and Europe came together in Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles) to found the International Feuchtwanger Society. The Society aims to increase awareness of the life and works of Lion and Marta Feuchtwanger and other German émigrés who settled in Southern California during and after the Nazi period. Lion Feuchtwanger was a best-selling author in the US and pre-war Europe who became an important cultural link between the two continents.

The Society issues a regular Newsletter and holds a series of conferences alternating between the US and Europe. The first conference, scheduled for spring 2003, was co-sponsored by the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library of the University of Southern California. It took place at the Villa Aurora, the Feuchtwanger's former home in Pacific Palisades. Subsequent conferences took place in Sanary-sur-Mer, France (2005), Los Angeles (2007), and Vienna (2009).



All International Feuchtwanger Society members receive the IFS newsletter from the International Feuchtwanger Society as a benefit of membership and are invited to participate in the society's symposia. The society welcomes submissions to the newsletter in English, German, French, Russian, or Italian.

Regular membership in the IFS is $30/year. Student and Emeritus memberships are $20/year, and Life memberships are $300.

To join the International Feuchtwanger Society, please request a membership form from Michaela Ullmann at, or download the current form here.


Officers & Contact

The 2017-2019 IFS officers were elected following the 2017 Conference. These officers will hold their positions until the next elections are held following to the 2019 IFS Conference. See IFS Constitution & Bylaws.

President: Ian Wallace

Secretary: Marje Schuetze-Coburn

Treasurer: Michaela Ullmann

Newsletter Editor: Birgit Maier-Katkin

Members-at-Large: Daniel Azuelos, Geoff Davis (†2018), Anne Hartmann and Frank Stern

International Feuchtwanger Society
c/o Feuchtwanger Memorial Library
Doheny Memorial Library 206
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189





Geoffrey V. Davis (ed.)
Peter Lang, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2015. Feuchtwanger Studies Vol. 4
ISBN 978-3-0343-1863-1 (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0353-0689-7 (ebook)

Ian Wallace (ed.)
Peter Lang, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2013. Feuchtwanger Studies Vol. 3
ISBN 978-3-0343-0919-6 pb.  (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0353-0359-9 (eBook)

Frank Stern (ed.)
Glaube und Kultur 1933-1945. «Der Tag wird kommen»
Peter Lang, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2011
Feuchtwanger Studies Vol. 2
Edited by Ian Wallace
ISBN 978-3-0343-0188-6 br.

Ian Wallace (ed.)
Peter Lang, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2009. Feuchtwanger Studies Vol. 1
Edited by Ian Wallace
ISBN 978-3-03911/954/7 pb.

For more information about this volume, click here
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