About the author: Kathleen Condray received her PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001 and is an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Her research interests include women writers, literature of the Weimar Republic and Third Reich, and contemporary twentieth century literature.
2003 0-7734-6739-4 This thematic study is the only in-depth investigation into the literature of Jugend. It includes a discussion of Jugend’s particular relationship to women not found in previous scholarship and corrects some technical errors regarding editorship and focus during the Third Reich. Special focus is given to the work of two previously unknown Nazi women authors, Ziska Luise Dresler Schember, who was honored during the Third Reich for her nationalistic, heroic ballads, which were quite the opposite of what Nazi literary policy dictated for women authors, and Johanna Birnbaum, whose initially pro-Nazi serialized novel slowly subverts party tenets as the installments progress. Finally, an appendix of women writers allows other scholars to determine quickly which women published in Jugend