Dr. Heike Breitenbach

Dr. Heike Breitenbach
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Nineteenth- and twentieth-century German literature, German-Jewish literature and cultural history, philosophy of Jewish religion

Dr. Heike Breitenbach studied German Literature and History at the University of Augsburg, Germany. Her PhD thesis dealt with “Thomas Mann and Jewish Tradition: A Study on ‘Joseph and His Brothers.’”. She was a visiting research fellow at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Breitenbach's main research interests are editorial projects: She was a research associate at the DFG Editionsprojekt “Moses Mendelssohn Jubiläumsausgabe,” and a research associate and principal coordinator of the “Editionsprojekt und Arbeitsstelle Martin-Buber-Werkausgabe.” She is an editor of the “Martin Buber Werkausgabe,” is editing the dramatic work of Theodor Herzl, and currently focuses on the project of a digital edition of the correspondence of Martin Buber within the framework of the “Martin Buber Chair of Philosophy of Jewish Religion” at the Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main.