Paul Peters is a Professor McGill University. His main research interest is Heinrich Heine, more specifically,·the aspects of Anti-Semitism and the German Heine reception, Heine's writings on Judaism and Jewry, and Heine's Poetry. Currently,·Paul Peters·also works on·Kafka, Brecht, and Paul Celan. Other areas of interest include Weimar and the Romantic periods in German cultural history, as well as the socialist and post-socialist authors Volker Braun and Heiner Mueller, and the two great metropolitan centres of Berlin and Vienna. Furthermore, Professor Peters research interests also include the classical, avant-garde, and popular music in the German Kulturraum and its relationship to history and society as well as the abiding mystery of the German national identity.
 Publications: (ed.) Prinzessin Sabbat. Heinrich Heine uber Juden und Judentum, Philo Verlag, Berlin 1999. (2nd edition). 698 pp. Die Wunde Heine. Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft Darmstadt/ Philo-Verlag Bodenheim 1997 (2nd , revised and expanded edition). 251 pp. Articles "Brecht und die Stimme der Nachrichten", Weimarer Beitrage, 2001 (forthcoming) "A Walk on the Wild Side: Heine's Eroticism", Camden House Companion to Heine (forthcoming) "Die Moderne vor den letzten Dingen: Heines 'Bimini', Baudelaires 'Voyage'", Dolf Oehler/ Karin Hempel-Soos (ed.) "Dichter Unbekannt": Heine lesen heute. Bonn, Bouvier, 1998. 125-152. "Heine als Plebejer", Joseph A. Kruse, Bernd Witte, Karin Fuellner (eds.), Aufklaerung und Skepsis", Stuttgart, JB Metzler, 1998. 811-818. "Die Frau auf dem Felsen: Besuch bei Heines Loreley", Heine-Jahrbuch 36 (1997). 1-21.

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Research Description
Dr. Paul Peters presents his research on Heinrich Heine during the conference on "East goes West - German Orientalisms" at the University of Victoria, October 2011.