M.A. - Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas (German)
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ItemAlbert Schweitzer : a man between two cultures( 2007)The purpose of this study is a search for a deeper look into the life and work of Albert Schweitzer in order to understand better the man who is still mostly remembered as the "white doctor of Lambarene". However, what makes this project unique are the facts that first, it addresses an issue that has been neglected or ignored by most scholars; and second, the research is conducted by a compatriot who shares the same heritage.
ItemThe Effects of Light on Human Consciousness as Exemplified in Johann Wolfgang Von Goethes' Fairy Tale(University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2002-12)
ItemDorothea Erxleben: Eighteenth-Century Role Model for Today's Working Parent(University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2002-12)I first became acquainted with Dorothea Erxleben in the fall of 2001 through a graduate seminar at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa. The theme of the seminar, taught by Dr. Jiirgen Sang, was female authors of eighteenth-century Germany. All the women presented throughout the semester were outstanding figures, overcoming great societal pressure to remain in restrictive traditional female roles. Sophie von La Roche, Marianne Ehrmann, Luise Adelgunde Gottsched, Charlotte Henriette Hezel, Ernestine Hoffman, Emilie Berlepsch, and Fredericke Helene Unger, to name a few, were authors, editors, publishers, and exemplary public figures in the peaceful struggle for women's rights. Dorothea Erxleben stood out among them in the extent of her accomplishments. In an era when women were expected to remain in the traditional roles of wife, mother, and housekeeper, she studied medicine, was published at the age of twenty-four, supported her family by running a medical practice, and earned a doctorate while raising a family of nine! She managed to fulfill effectively customary female roles while sustaining not just any career, but one of the most challenging: medicine. This ignited my interest and prompted deeper investigation into her history.