Special Fellowship: "Deutsche Tischgesellschaft“. Corinna Kirschstein as researcher in Wiepersdorf

Corinna Kirschstein © Fotostudio ShootingStar

The cultural and theater scholar Corinna Kirschstein receives the research grant awarded in cooperation with the Goethe and Schiller Archive, Klassik Stiftung Weimar: "Die deutsche Tischgesellschaft von 1811: Romantic Sociability, Gender Politics, Anti-Semitism." Corinna Kirschstein will work at Wiepersdorf Castle from September to November 2021.

The "Deutsche Tischgesellschaft," founded by Achim von Arnim in 1811, gathered representatives from art, science, administration and the military, such as Fichte, Savigny, Schinkel and Schleiermacher. Women and Jews were not admitted.

By researching the exclusive circle, Corinna Kirschstein hopes to gain insights into the longings for an ethnically and culturally homogeneous society under the condition of the dissolution of class structures around 1800.

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