Adrian Daub: "Succession Crises — German Feminism and the 1848 Revolution"
Professor Daub's project aims to situate early German feminism in the intellectual history of the nineteenth century. It argues that feminist thought prior to 1848 sought to establish itself as a natural consequence and a natural inheritor of a certain logic of historical development. After the failure of the 1848 revolutions, however, German feminists took a kind of anti-historical turn — members of the women’s movement now argued for a radical break with history, not its logical continuation.
Adrian Daub is Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature and Director of Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies.