International Feuchtwanger Society

 

 

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), Vienna (2009), Los Angeles (2011), Berlin (2013), Los Angeles (2015), Paris (2017), and Munich (2019), with additional "Mini-conferences" in Halle and Toledo. The next IFS conference will take place in 2021 in Los Angeles.

 

Membership

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 ullmann@usc.edu, or download the current form here.

Officers & Contact

The 2019-2022 IFS officers were elected following the 2019 Conference. These officers will hold their positions until the next elections are held following to the 2021 IFS Conference. See IFS Constitution & Bylaws.

President: Tanja Kinkel (Term of office 2019-2022)

Vice President: Frank Stern (Term of office 2019-2022)

Secretary: Marje Schuetze-Coburn

Treasurer: Michaela Ullmann

Newsletter Editor: Birgit Maier-Katkin

Members-at-Large: Adrian Feuchtwanger, Anne Hartmann, Andreas Heusler and Heike Specht

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

 

Upcoming IFS Conference and Call for Papers

Feuchtwanger: Gender Dynamics in Exile and in Exile Literature

USC Libraries and Villa Aurora, September 15-17, 2022, Los Angeles

The tenth biennial meeting of the International Feuchtwanger Society (IFS) will take place September 15-17, 2022 in Los Angeles. The conference is jointly organized by the University of Southern California Libraries and the International Feuchtwanger Society, in collaboration and with support of the USC Max Kade Institute, Villa Aurora Thomas Mann House, the German Consulate General Los Angeles, and the California State University German Program and German Studies Student Association.

The conference will explore Lion Feuchtwanger and the women in his novels, in his circle, and in his life. The conference will take a deeper look into the artistic and socio-economic relationships of these women rather than review their biographies. What role do women play in Feuchtwanger's novels and plays and how are they portrayed? How are women portrayed in exile literature and more broadly, how is exile literature gendered? How do female writers characterize women in their creative works? In what way does gender impact the women living in exile?

Papers should not exceed 20 minutes. Please submit a PDF of your brief abstract (maximum 300 words) to conference organizers Michaela Ullmann (ullmann@usc.edu) and Marje Schuetze-Coburn (schuetze@usc.edu). Abstracts are due on March 28, 2022. You will be notified about the decision regarding your abstract no later than May 31, 2022. 

For more details please view the full Call for Papers.

 

Newsletters

 

Publications - Feuchtwanger Studies Series

VOLUME 7
Daniel Azuélos, Andrea Chartier-Bunzel, Frédéric Teinturier (eds.)
FEUCHTWANGER UND DIE ERINNERUNGSKULTUR IN FRANKREICH / Feuchtwanger et la culture mémorielle en France

Peter Lang, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2020. Feuchtwanger Studies Vol. 7
ISBN 978-1-78997-688-7 (Softcover)
ISBN 978-1-78997-718-9 (eBook)

 

VOLUME 6
Paul Lerner and Frank Stern (eds.)
FEUCHTWANGER AND JUDAISM
History, Imagination, Exile

Peter Lang, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2015. Feuchtwanger Studies Vol. 6
ISBN 978-1-78874-556-7 (Softcover)
ISBN 978-1-78874-557-4 (eBook)

VOLUME 5
Isabel Hernandez (ed.)
SPANIENBILDER AUS DEM DEUTSCHSPRACHIGEN EXIL BEI FEUCHTWANGER UND SEINEN ZEITGENOSSEN
Peter Lang, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien. Feuchtwanger Studies Vol. 5
ISBN 978-78707-150-6

VOLUME 4
Geoffrey V. Davis (ed.)

FEUCHTWANGER UND BERLIN
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)

VOLUME 3
Ian Wallace (ed.)
FEUCHTWANGER AND REMIGRATION
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)

VOLUME 2
Frank Stern (ed.)
FEUCHTWANGER UND EXIL
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.

VOLUME 1
Ian Wallace (ed.)
FEUCHTWANGER AND FILM
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.

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