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Prof. Liliane Weissberg, PhD

Liliane Weissberg is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, while also holding the position there of Professor for German and Comparative Literature Studies.

In recent years, her research interests have primarily focused on the rediscovery of a German-Jewish literary and cultural tradition. She is currently completing a book on early German-Jewish autobiographies which centers around Salomon Maimon, Lazarus Bendavid, Henriette Herz, Moses Mendelssohn and Benjamin Veitel Ephraim.

Professor Liliane Weissberg, Ph.D., was a guest in Munich at the beginning of July 2009. Upon invitation from Prof. Dr. Friedrich Vollhardt (CAS Senior Researcher in Residence 2012/13), who holds the Chair for Modern German Literature at the LMU, she presented a lecture on 7 July 2009 at 7.30pm entitled "Ariadnes Faden: Freud, die Textilindustrie und die Erfindung der Psychoanalyse". Dr. Weissberg was once again in Munich from the beginning of May until the end of July 2010. As part of her research project, "History of the 'Case Histories': from early modernity to S. Freud", she cooperated with Friedrich Vollhardt. Following her visits in 2009 and 2010 – including a lecture on the subject of "Ariadnes Faden: Freud, die Textilindustrie und die Erfindung der Psychoanalyse" – Liliane Weissberg was at the CAS once again from May until July 2013. In cooperation with the work group of Prof. Dr. Friedrich Vollhardt, she conducted research on the European idea of tolerance in the 18th century. On 15 May 2013, she presented a lecture as part of the CAS Wednesday Lunch entitled "Die Parabel von den drei Ringen. Von Lessing zu Freud". In May and June 2018 she will be again a Visiting Fellow at CAS and give a lecture on "Staatswissenschaft und Nationalökonomie" on 15 May in the context of the CAS lecture series "Wissenschaft Macht Politik. Die Münchener Räterepublik".