Edge of Irony: Modernism in the Shadow of the Hapsburg Empire
on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center as part of The Joyce and Saul Brandman Foundation Lecture Series.
Marjorie Perloff was born Gabriele Mintz into a cultured and assimilated Jewish family in Vienna. Richard Schüller, her maternal grandfather, was the Austrian delegate to the League of Nations after World War I. In the immediate aftermath of the
, Gabriele, her parents and old brother escaped to Switzerland and later emigrated to the United States. She describes her transition from the German-speaking Gabriele to the English-speaking Margie in her memoir
The Vienna Paradox.