Dr. Jan Kühne

Jan Kuehne
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Jan Kühne is currently associate researcher at the Rosenzweig Minerva Center and post-doc fellow at the Martin Buber Society of Fellows of the Hebrew University. His Ph.D. research was dedicated to the German-Jewish writer Sammy Gronemann (1875-1952). Besides documenting Gronemann’s largely unknown Israeli oeuvre (1936-1952), this project lead to a number of contributions in the field of German-Jewish literature in Palestine and later Israel. Currently, Jan is the chief editor of the Critical Edition of Collected Works by Sammy Gronemann, while researching German-Hebrew multilingualism and performativity in poetry and drama.

Originally from Dresden, Jan began his academic studies at the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien and at the Cultural-Anthropology Department of the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg. He graduated at the Hebrew University with a M.A. thesis on the Jewish and Israeli reception of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s enlightenment play Nathan der Weise.

During his Ph.D. research at the Center for German Studies of the Hebrew University, Jan was also a Rosenzweig-fellow. Among others, he participated in the project Traces of German-Jewish History and took care of the arrangement and description of the Habimah Administrative Archive 1925–1933 at the Israeli Center for the Documentation of the Performing Arts at Tel Aviv University.

Selected Publications

Books

•      Die zionistische Komödie im Drama Sammy Gronemanns – Über Ursprünge und Eigenarten einer latenten Gattung [forthcoming]. Conditio Judaica Series 94. Oldenbourg: De Gruyter, 2019.

Edited Books

•      Sammy Gronemann: Gesammelte Dramen. Hg. Jan Kühne. Sammy Gronemann Kritische Gesamtausgabe, Bd. 1. Mit Kommentaren und Nachwort von Jan Kühne. In Zusammenarbeit mit Joachim Schlör, Hanni Mittelmann, Jakob Hessing. Conditio Judaica 92/1. Oldenbourg: DeGruyter, 2018.

•      Sammy Gronemann: Tohuwabohu. Hg. Jan Kühne und Joachim Schlör. Sammy Gronemann Kritische Gesamtausgabe, Bd. 2. Conditio Judaica 92/2. Oldenbourg: DeGruyter, 2019. [in press]

Peer Reviewed Articles

•    The German Archive of the Hebrew Habima: Bureaucracy and Identity. (Co-Author: Shelly Zer-Zion) Naharaim 7.1-2 (2013), pp. 239-260.

•    “Of the Two the Jew is – (Curtain falls.)” — Sammy Gronemann’s Dramaturgy of the German-Jewish Encounter in Mandate-Palestine/Israel (1936-1952). Jewish Culture and History 17.1 (2016), pp. 254-274.

•    German-Jewish Literature in Mandate Palestine and Israel (1933-2017) [Hebr.: ספרות יהודית גרמנית בתקופת היישוב ובמדינת ישראל (2017-1933)]. חידושים [Chidushim] 19, 2017, pp. 121-44. (in Hebrew)

•    A Multilingual Turn in German Studies: Premises, Provisos, and Prospects. In: Die Unterrichtspraxis / Teaching German. With the Eaton Group (Agata Szczodrak, Diane Richardson, Lindsay Preseau, Marc Pierce, Karin Maxey, Jan Kühne, David Johnson, Ivett Guntersdorfer, David Gramling, Edward Dawson, Nick Block). [contribution on multilingual theater-pedagogy, titled: “3.a. Theatrical Performances of multilinguality reflect, teach, and alter concepts of multicultural and interreligious relatedness. (Jan Kühne)”] In: Die Unterrichtspraxis / Teaching German 52.1, 2019.

•    A Parable of Three-Languages – ‚Nathan the Wise‘ in Arabic, Hebrew, and German. In: Lessing Yearbook XLV pp. 93-111.

•    A German-Hebrew French Kiss: On Bilingual Homophony and Other Multilingual Intimacies in German-Jewish Literature. Yearbook for European Jewish Literature Studies 6 (2019), pp. 1-29.

Book Chapters

•      Jan Kühne: “Deutschsprachige jüdische Literatur in Palästina/Israel.” Handbuch der deutsch-jüdischen Literatur, edited by Hans Otto Horch, DeGruyter, 2015, pp. 201–220.

•      Jan Kühne: “Tohuwabohu.” Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur, Bd. 6, Hg. Dan Diner, Metzler 2015, pp. 127–131.

•      Jan Kühne: “‘Deutschlands besseres Selbst‘? – Nathan der Weise in Israel.” Lessing und das Judentum, edited by Dirk Niefanger et al., Kamenzer Lessing-Studien (1). Olms 2015, pp. 433–458.

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