Joshua Shelly wins The Berlin Fellows Program Fellowship

This upcoming year, I will continue work on my dissertation with the generous support of the Berlin Program for Advanced German & European Studies at the Free University in Berlin. In my dissertation, tentatively titled "Writing a Future State: Spatial Imaginaries of German Jewish Literature, 1847–1932," I explore the manner in which German-speaking Jews used literary forms to imagine, describe and contest ideas surrounding a future Jewish State. To conduct this work, I examine traditional Zionist novels, such as Theodor Herzl's Altneuland (1902), as well as works that are not traditionally associated with Zionism, such as Franz Kafka's Der Verschollene (1927). I am grateful for the Berlin Program's support as I continue the process of researching and writing my dissertation.