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.
Germanese, D. (2017). 'We will make Europe there': italian intellectuals in search of Europe and America in Hitler's Germany. Modern Intellectual History, 14(2), 451-476. doi:10.1017/S1479244315000074.Read
Germanese, D. (2014). 'Civiltà delle macchine' (1953-1979). Parolechiave, 51, 145-152.Read
Germanese, D. (Read
Ed.). (2011). Siena. Eine literarische Einladung. Berlin: Klaus Wagenbach Verlag.
Germanese, D. (2005). Antihelden auf Goethes Spuren: Italien als Schauplatz bei Hans-Ulrich Treichel.Read
Germanese, D. (2000). Pan (1910-1915). Schriftsteller im Kontext einer Zeitschrift. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann.Read
Germanese, D. (1992). L’angelo e il poeta. Alcune considerazioni sul motivo dell’angelo in Rilke e George. In C. Graziadei (Read
Ed.), Tra simbolismo e avanguardie. Studi dedicati a Ferruccio Masini (pp. 83-95). Roma: Editori Riuniti.
Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities
Conference "Beyond Nature in Science and Literature," The International Commission on Science and Literature, Syros, Hermoupolis
Under Control. Childhood and Twentieth Century Dictatorships (1917-1991), University of Warwick
Educational Film from a Historical Perspective, Georg Eckert Institute, Braunschweig