The Mann Family — Lives and Fictions

A Dartmouth German Studies Workshop

October 24–25, 2019

Schedule · Discussants · Participants · Papers

This workshop is organized on the occasion of the Montgomery residence of authors Frido Mann and Christine Mann at Dartmouth College. Its goal is to raise interest in research on the Mann family, to connect junior and senior scholars working in this field, and to move articles towards publication.  Senior scholars will discuss article drafts by nine graduate students, postdocs and assistant professors.  The articles feature new approaches or material on Mann biographies and fictions, particularly Thomas, Klaus and Erika Mann, e.g., relating to film and theater, sexuality, global dimensions, visions of race, Jewishness, scientific discourses, fascism and exile. Papers will be pre-circulated and then discussed over the two days of the workshop. Confirmed project readers are Tobias Boes (University of Notre Dame), Todd Kontje (University of California-San Diego), Irmela von der Lühe (Freie Universität Berlin), Ellis Shookman (Dartmouth College), Robert Tobin (Clark University) and Hans Vaget (Smith College).

This workshop is co-sponsored with the Harris Distinguished Visiting Professorship Program, the Montgomery Fellows Program, the Jewish Studies Program, the A&S Deanery, and the Thomas Mann House, Los Angeles.

If you are interested in auditing the workshop sessions, or for more information, please contact the Chair of the German Studies Department, Veronika Fuechtner at   

Administrator: Kelly Palmer (
Graduate Student Administrator: Arshy Azizi (