Barbara Hahn is Max Kade Foundation Chair in German Studies of the Department of Germanic and Russian Languages and Literatures at Vanderbilt University, Nashville. Her interests focus on late eighteenth-century to early twenty-first-century German-Jewish literature, culture, intellectual history and philosophy.
Among her many publications are booksabout female authorship and modern theory. She is currently working on two books, one on dreams in the twentieth century, one on Hannah Arendt’s writing between languages and cultures. Together with Ursula Isselstein, she is publishing a critical edition of Rahel Levin Varnhagen’s letters and notebooks.