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Hanna Charney
(*1931)



Hanna Charney: Leben und Schaffen


Charney, Hanna née Kurz, prof. of. French and comparative literature; b. Vienna 8 Jan. 1931. R: Jewish. E: 1938 It, 1939 Belg, 1940 Fr, 1948 U.S. Cit: 1954 U.S, fmly. Pol. F: Leopold K, b. Dlugie, Pol. 1889, d. Holocaust, Jewish, Gym. educ, metals dealer, Nov. 1943 deported from Fr. and killed. M: Frida Wolf, b. Hung. 1894, Jewish, sec. educ. S: Renate Wiener, b. Vienna 1924, emigr. to U.S, M.A, social worker. ∞: 1954 Maurice M. Charney, b. New York 1929, Jewish, Ph.D, prof, Rutgers Univ, New Brunswick, N.J. C: Leopold J, b. 1964; Paul R, b. 1970.

1938 emigr. to It. on father's diplomatic visa; awaited visa in Belg. 1939 emigr. to Belg; father re-est. bus. 1940 emigr. to Fr; lived in hiding with false papers. Sister worked in underground. 1948 emigr. to U.S; mother trained as baby nurse; won scholarships from Educ. Found. for Jewish Girls; worked as camp counselor and tutor. 1949-51 att. Hunter Coll, New York; 1951 B.A, Phi Beta Kappa. 1951-52 att. Smith Coll, Northampton, Mass, on fel; 1952 M.A. Summers 1951, 1952 teacher at Northampton Sch. for Girls. 1952-56 att. Columbia Univ; 1956 Ph.D. in Fr. From 1952 mem. fac, dept. of romance langs, Hunter Coll, New York (C.U.N.Y.): 1952 lect, instr, 1960 assist. prof, 1963 assoc. prof, 1967- chmn. of dept, 1969- prof. Mem. grad. fac, C.U.N.Y. Concurr: 1960-61 Am. Assn. of Univ. Women fel; Fulbright travel grant to Fr; 1968-69 vis. prof, Rutgers Univ, N.J. Res. and writing on Paul Valéry, on problems of narrative structure and character in the novels of ?Thomas Mann, ?Robert Musil, Butor, Simone de Beauvoir, and Flaubert. Has also written on film and the novel. Mem: M.L.A; Am. Assn. of Teachers of Fr; Société des Professeurs Franšais d'Amérique. A: (1980) New York.

Biblio: Le Scepticisme de Valéry (Paris, 1969); contrib. arts. to The French Rev, The Romanic Rev, Symposium, Dada/Surrealism and other prof. journs. Sources: Hand, Qu. -R.F.J.I.



Quelle: Biographisches Handbuch der deutschsprachigen Emigration nach 1933. Vol. 2, Part 1: A-K. Hrsg. v. Institut für Zeitgeschichte München u.v.a.; Research Foundation for Jewish Immigration: München; New York; London; Paris, Saur, 1983. (ks)

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Hanna Charney: Veröffentlichungen


  • "Doctor Faustus and mon Faust: an excursus in dualis." (zus. mit Maurice Charney) In: Symposion, Vol. 1 (1962): 45-53.
  • Le Scepticisme de Valéry. Paris, Didier, 1969.
  • "The language of madwomen in Shakespeare and his fellow dramatists." (Zus. mit Maurice Charney) In: Signs 3, 2 (1977-78): 451-460.
  • The detective novel of manners: hedonism, morality, and the life of reason. Rutherford [u.a.], Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press, 1981.
  • "'Weisst du noch, dass ich sang?' Conversation in Celan's Poetry." In: Connotations, 11,1 (2001/2002): 29-41.

Herausgeberin von:

  • Intertextuality: new perspectives in criticism. (Zus. mit Jeanine Parisier Plottel). New York, New York Literary Forum, 1978.
  • Taupin, René. Essais indifférents: pour une esthétique. New York [u.a.], Lang, 1989.


Zusammengestellt aus dem KVK von Kirsten Süselbeck.

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