Nexus is the official publication of the biennial German Jewish Studies Workshop at Duke University, the first ongoing forum in North America for German Jewish studies. It publishes innovative research in German Jewish Studies and serves as a venue for introducing new directions in the field, analyzing the development and definition of the field itself, and considering the place of German Jewish Studies within the disciplines of both German Studiesand Jewish Studies. Additionally, it examines issues of pedagogy and programming at the undergraduate, graduate, and community levels. The second volume of Nexus presents a special forum section on the controversial German Jewish religious historian Hans Joachim Schoeps (1909-1980), including contributions by Julius H. Schoeps, Noah Strote, Eric Meyers, and Laurie Patton, as well as cutting-edge essays that highlight important new developmentsin the field of German Jewish Studies. William C. Donahue is Professor in German, in Jewish Studies, and in the Program in Literature at Duke University, where he is also Chair of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature and a member of the Jewish Studies Executive Committee. Martha B. Helfer is Professor and Chair of the Department of German, Russian, and Eastern European Languages and Literatures and an affiliate member of the Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University.
Subjects: Sociology, History