Schwartz, Agatha

Agatha Schwartz is Professor of German Studies and World Literatures and Cultures at the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Ottawa. Her research areas are Central and Eastern European literatures and cultures, women’s writing, and narratives of trauma. She has published six books and over forty scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters in English, German, Hungarian, and Serbo-Croat.

Violence, Trauma, and Resilience in the World War II Narratives of German Refugees (softcover) cancelled
2022 1-4955-0971-0
From the author;'s Introduction (pg.1):
In my study, using the oral testimonies of German Canadians, I explore [the diversity of German refugees in Canada] through a particular and this far unexamined prism, namely, the narrated memories of violence unleashed with World War II, with a focus on sexual violence, experienced and/or witnessed in childhood.