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From Fin-de-Siècle to Theresienstadt

The Works and Life of the Writer Elsa Porges-Bernstein


Helga Kraft and Dagmar C.G. Lorenz

Contents: Helga W. Kraft/Dagmar C.G. Lorenz: Introduction: A Writer Beyond Nation and Time – Helga W. Kraft: Elsa Bernstein’s Appeal to Contemporary Theater Audiences: Maria Arndt in Chicago 2002 – Helga W. Kraft/Dagmar C.G. Lorenz: Re-performing the Frauenfrage in Chicago: Interview with Curt Columbus, Chicago Steppenwolf Theatre – Elke Liebs: Bernstein’s Königskinder. Utopia of the Power of Love – Elizabeth Ametsbichler: Bernstein’s Works and the Women’s Movement – Astrid Weigert: Gender - Art - Science: Elsa Bernstein’s Critique of Naturalist Aesthetics – Friederike B. Emonds: Revamping Female Authorship. Elsa Bernstein’s Wir Drei and the Drama of Modernism – Sabine von Mering: «No servitude is as miserable as that of women.» Elsa Bernstein’s Neoclassical Tragedies – Gertrud Roesch: Daughter and Sister. Family Structure in the Work of Elsa Bernstein – Susanne Kord: The Eternal Feminine and the Eternal Triangle: Men between Two Women in Bernstein’s Naturalistic Dramas – Deborah Vietor-Engländer: A Woman Hidden from the World: Male Pseudonym and A-prominent. Elsa Porges-Bernstein alias Ernst Rosmer and in Theresienstadt L-126 – Dagmar C.G. Lorenz: Writing for Survival: Bernstein’s Theresienstadt Experience – Rita Bake/Birgit Kiupel: Rediscovering Bernstein’s Theresienstadt Memoir.