Konrad Feilchenfeldt

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Konrad Feilchenfeldt at a lecture in the Goethe Museum Düsseldorf

Konrad Feilchenfeldt (born April 20, 1944 in Zurich ) is a Swiss-German literary scholar and professor emeritus for modern German literature at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich .


Feilchenfeldt comes from a Jewish family who emigrated from Berlin to Switzerland during National Socialism . His mother was the photographer and art dealer Marianne Breslauer . His father, the art dealer Walter Feilchenfeldt , had him portrayed by Oskar Kokoschka together with his brother Walter in 1954 .

Feilchenfeldt studied literature and history and taught first as a private lecturer and later as a professor at the University of Munich.

His research and publication focuses include the history of the Jews in Germany, romanticism and exile literature . He published in particular on Clemens Brentano , Philipp Otto Runge , Rahel Varnhagen and Karl August Varnhagen von Ense , and also on Bertolt Brecht and Oskar Maria Graf .

Important publications

  • Viewing time as an attitude towards life. Studies on Varnhagen von Ense (1970)
  • Varnhagen as historian (1971)
  • Clemens Brentano / Philipp Otto Runge: Correspondence (1974)
  • Bertolt Brecht. Drumming in the Night (1976)
  • Rahel Library (1983; co-editor)
  • Clemens Brentano: Complete Works and Letters. Historical-critical edition (1985; co-editor)
  • German exile literature 1933–1945 (1986)
  • Intersection Romanticism (1997, together with Wolfgang Bunzel and Walter Schmitz )
  • Karl August Varnhagen von Ense: Works in five volumes (1987–1990, editor)


  • Romanticism and Exile: Festschrift for Konrad Feilchenfeldt. Edited by Claudia Christophersen and Ursula Hudson-Wiedenmann. In collaboration with Brigitte Schillbach, Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 2004 (therein bibliography K. Feilchenfeldt, pp. 563–589)

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