Dr Hilary Brown has co-edited a special issue of the journal Oxford German Studies entitled ‘Cosmopolitan Women: German-Speaking Writers, 1780-1900’.
The volume opens up new perspectives on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century German women writers by placing their work within a European context. It explores how women participated in intercultural interchange – for example as readers, mediators or translators of foreign literature – and how their work was shaped by cosmopolitanism. It sheds new light both on well-known writers such as Sophie von La Roche and Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach and on less familiar ones such as Esther Domeier and Juliane Déry.
The volume includes an article by Dr Elystan Griffiths on ‘Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and Women’s Education: The European Dimension of Sophie von La Roche’s journal Pomona für Teutschlands Töchter (1783-84)’.