About Lea Greenberg

I am an editor, translator, and scholar of German studies with a particular focus on German Jewish and Yiddish literature and culture; critical gender studies; multilingualism; and literature of the post-Yugoslav diaspora. I hold a PhD from the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies and am the editorial associate of the Lise Meitner Group at the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome.

Lea Greenberg is an editor, translator, and scholar of German and Jewish studies.

NBN Episodes hosted by Lea:

Samuel Clowes Huneke, "A Queer Theory of the State" (Floating Opera Press, 2023)

November 27, 2023

A Queer Theory of the State

Samuel Clowes Huneke
Hosted by Lea Greenberg

Queer theory has often been hesitant to align itself with a politics of the state, approaching it with a negative or pragmatic framework. A Queer Theo…

Adam Bisno, "Big Business and the Crisis of German Democracy: Liberalism and the Grand Hotels of Berlin, 1875-1933" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

October 28, 2023

Big Business and the Crisis of German Democracy

Adam Bisno
Hosted by Lea Greenberg

Through the colorful world of Berlin’s grand hotels, this book charts a new history of German liberalism and explores the changing relationships among…

Jennifer Caplan, "Funny, You Don't Look Funny: Judaism and Humor from the Silent Generation to Millennials" (Wayne State UP, 2023)

July 4, 2023

Funny, You Don't Look Funny

Jennifer Caplan
Hosted by Lea Greenberg

In this comprehensive approach to Jewish humor focused on the relationship between humor and American Jewish practice, Jennifer Caplan calls us to ado…

Andrea Dara Cooper, "Gendering Modern Jewish Thought" (Indiana UP, 2021)

January 31, 2023

Gendering Modern Jewish Thought

Andrea Dara Cooper
Hosted by Lea Greenberg

The idea of brotherhood has been an important philosophical concept for understanding community, equality, and justice. In Gendering Modern Jewish Tho…

Elena Aronova, "Scientific History: Experiments in History and Politics from the Bolshevik Revolution to the End of the Cold War" (U Chicago Press, 2021)

August 19, 2022

Scientific History

Elena Aronova
Hosted by Lea Greenberg

Increasingly, scholars in the humanities are calling for a reengagement with the natural sciences. Taking their cues from recent breakthroughs in gene…

Julia Walker, "Berlin Contemporary: Architecture and Politics After 1990" (Bloomsbury, 2021)

August 16, 2022

Berlin Contemporary

Julia Walker
Hosted by Lea Greenberg

For years following reunification, Berlin was the largest construction site in Europe, with striking new architecture proliferating throughout the cit…

Alexandra Lohse, "Prevail until the Bitter End: Germans in the Waning Years of World War II" (Cornell UP, 2021)

July 27, 2022

Prevail until the Bitter End

Alexandra Lohse
Hosted by Lea Greenberg

In Prevail until the Bitter End: Germans in the Waning Years of World War II (Cornell UP, 2021), Alexandra Lohse explores the gossip and innuendo, the…

James Retallack, "German Social Democracy through British Eyes: A Documentary History, 1870–1914" (U Toronto Press, 2021)

April 20, 2022

German Social Democracy through British Eyes

James Retallack
Hosted by Lea Greenberg

On the eve of the First World War, the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) was the largest and most powerful socialist party in the world. German Soc…

Allison Schachter, "Women Writing Jewish Modernity, 1919–1939" (Northwestern UP, 2021)

February 24, 2022

Women Writing Jewish Modernity, 1919–1939

Allison Schachter
Hosted by Lea Greenberg

In Women Writing Jewish Modernity, 1919–1939 (Northwestern UP, 2021), Allison Schachter rewrites Jewish literary modernity from the point of view of w…

Aleksandra Prica, "Decay and Afterlife: Form, Time, and the Textuality of Ruins, 1100 to 1900" (U Chicago Press, 2022)

January 21, 2022

Decay and Afterlife

Aleksandra Prica
Hosted by Lea Greenberg

Western ruins have long been understood as objects riddled with temporal contradictions, whether they appear in baroque poetry and drama, Romanticism’…

Marc Caplan, "Yiddish Writers in Weimar Berlin: A Fugitive Modernism" (Indiana UP, 2021)

January 13, 2022

Yiddish Writers in Weimar Berlin

Marc Caplan
Hosted by Lea Greenberg

In Yiddish Writers in Weimar Berlin: A Fugitive Modernism (Indiana UP, 2021), Marc Caplan explores the reciprocal encounter between Eastern European J…

J. Ryan Stackhouse, "Enemies of the People: Hitler's Critics and the Gestapo" (Cambridge UP, 2021)

December 7, 2021

Enemies of the People

J. Ryan Stackhouse
Hosted by Lea Greenberg

How do terror and popularity merge under a dictatorship? How did the Gestapo deal with critics of Nazism? Based on hundreds of secret police case file…

Annegret Oehme, "The Knight Without Boundaries: Yiddish and German Arthurian Wigalois Adaptations" (Brill, 2021)

November 26, 2021

The Knight Without Boundaries

Annegret Oehme
Hosted by Lea Greenberg

This volume explores a core medieval myth, the tale of an Arthurian knight called Wigalois, and the ways it connects the Yiddish-speaking Jews and the…

Caroline A. Kita, "Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna: Composing Compassion in Music and Biblical Theater" (Indiana UP, 2019)

October 26, 2021

Jewish Difference and the Arts in Vienna

Caroline A. Kita
Hosted by Lea Greenberg

During the mid-19th century, the works of Arthur Schopenhauer and Richard Wagner sparked an impulse toward German cultural renewal and social change t…

Dora Osborne, "What Remains: The Post-Holocaust Archive in German Memory Culture" (Camden House, 2020)

September 27, 2021

What Remains

Dora Osborne
Hosted by Lea Greenberg

With the passing of those who witnessed National Socialism and the Holocaust, the archive matters as never before. However, the material that remains …

Thomas O. Haakenson, "Grotesque Visions: The Science of Berlin Dada" (Bloomsbury, 2021)

August 31, 2021

Grotesque Visions

Thomas O. Haakenson
Hosted by Lea Greenberg

Thomas O. Haakenson's book Grotesque Visions: The Science of Berlin Dada (Bloomsbury, 2021) focuses on the radical avant-garde interventions of Salomo…

Salvatore Pappalardo, "Modernism in Trieste: The Habsburg Mediterranean and the Literary Invention of Europe, 1870-1945" (Bloomsbury, 2021)

August 24, 2021

Modernism in Trieste

Salvatore Pappalardo
Hosted by Lea Greenberg

When we think about the process of European unification, our conversations inevitably ponder questions of economic cooperation and international polit…