About the speakers

 Barbara Hahn is Distinguished Professor of German at Vanderbilt University.  Her books include Hannah Arendt: Leidenschaften, Menschen und Bücher (2007) and The Jewess Pallas Athena. This Too a Theory of Modernity (2002; English translation 2005).  Together with Ursula Isselstein, she is publishing a critical edition of Rahel Levin Varnhagen’s letters and notebooks. 

 Stephen Muir is Senior Lecturer in Musicology and Performance at the University of Leeds.  The author of many articles and book chapters, Muir's research focuses on the music of Russia and Eastern Europe, particularly Rimsky-Korsakov and Dvořák, the critical editing of music, and Jewish liturgical music.

 Helen Finch is Associate Professor of German at the University of Leeds.  She is the author of Sebald's Bachelors: Queer Resistance and the Unconforming Life (2013).  

 Matthew Boswell is Arts Engaged Fellow at the University of Leeds.  He is the author of Holocaust Impiety in Literature, Popular Music and Film (2012).

Jessica Ortner is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of English, Germanic, and Romance Studies at the University of Copenhagen.  She is the author of articles and essays on the work of Elfriede Jelinek and Doron Rabinovici.   

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