Donatella Germanese studies the interface between literature and science. In her current project, she examines how technology and scientific topics influenced literary theories, debates, and works. At present, Italian cultural journals after World War II constitute the project's primary source.
Donatella studied philology, foreign languages, and literature at the University of Florence. She completed her doctoral degree in 1998 in German Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin with a monograph on the literary journal Pan (1910–1915). Her general research interests include modern and contemporary German, French, and Italian literatures, the medieval and renaissance history of her hometown Siena, and the treatment of Swiss history in textbooks and literary works. Donatella Germanese was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University in 2009–2010, and a member of the study group led by Mazzino Montinari at the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin in 1985–1986.
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Germanese, D. (2005). Antihelden auf Goethes Spuren: Italien als Schauplatz bei Hans-Ulrich Treichel.Read more
Germanese, D. (2000). Pan (1910-1915). Schriftsteller im Kontext einer Zeitschrift. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann.Read more
Germanese, D. (1992). L’angelo e il poeta. Alcune considerazioni sul motivo dell’angelo in Rilke e George. In C. Graziadei (
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science