Dr H Fronius

College Lecturer in German at Exeter College
College Lecturer in German at Trinity College

Helen Fronius, M.A., D.Phil. (Oxon)
 

Research

Helen Fronius’s research interests are in eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century German literature and culture. She has published on the role of German women writers in the Goethe era, and has edited a volume of collected essays on women writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She is interested in the depiction of infanticide in late eighteenth-century texts.

Teaching

German language and literature from the eighteenth to the twentieth century

Publications

Editor, with Anna Richards, German Women’s Writing of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: Future Directions in Feminist Criticism (Legenda, due 2010)

‘“In einem erleuchteten Jahrhundert”: Enlightenment self-consciousness in the infanticide debate of the 1780s’, in: Jahrhundert(w)ende(n). Ästhetische und epochale Transformationen und Kontinuitäten. 1800/1900, Julia Happ (Berlin: LIT-Verlag, due 2009)

Editor, with Anna Linton, Women and Death: Representations of female victims and perpetrators in German culture (1500-2000) (Camden House, 2008)

‘Images of Infanticide in Eighteenth-Century Germany’, in: Women and Death: Representations of female victims and perpetrators in German culture (1500-2000) , Anna Linton & Helen Fronius (Camden House, 2008)

Women and Literature in the Goethe Era (1770-1820). Determined Dilettantes, Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs (Oxford: OUP, 2007)

‘“Nur eine Frau wie ich konnte so ein Werk schreiben”. Reassessing German Women Writers and the Literary Market 1770-1820’, in Frauen und der literarische Markt 1780-1918, Elisa Müller-Adams / Caroline Bland (Bielefeld: Aithesis, 2007)

‘Der reiche Mann und die arme Frau: German Women Writers and the Eighteenth-Century Literary Market Place’, German Life and Letters, LVI (2003), 1-19

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