Amy Colin (PhD, Yale) conceptualized and established the City for the Cultures of Peace (CCP) as a dynamic, international, and interdisciplinary research network. She is the Founding President of the CCP, a Scientific Director at its Institute, and a Board Member of the Haut Conseil of the Collège d’Etudes Mondiales (Paris. France). She gave numerous opening addresses and lectures at CCP events. She also conceptualized and established the international “Forums on the Cultures of Peace” as well as “Imagine Peace!”, a series of events and master classes with Nobel Laureates. For more information about her goals in the CCP, see: A Message – A Mission
As a professor literature she taught at leading European and North American universities. She is an expert on modern German literature, European-Jewish writing, and Holocaust poetry. Her main publications include: Argumentum e Silentio: Internationales Paul Celan-Symposium, ed. (1987); Paul Celan: Holograms of Darkness (1991, Choice Outstanding Book Award); Versunkene Dichtung der Bukowina: Eine Anthologie deutschsprachiger Lyrik, co-ed. with the Holocaust poet Alfred Kittner (1994); Brücken über dem Abgrund, co-ed. with E. Strenger (1994); Paul Celan-Edith Silbermann: Zeugnisse einer Freundschaft (2010), co-authored and co-edited with Edith Silbermann; essays on the German literature of the Bukovina, women’s writing, Holocaust literature, multiculturalism, and exclusion as cultural phenomenon. Her articles appeared in Literatur und Kritik, Neue Deutsche Literatur, Modern Austrian Literature, Celan-Jahrbuch, Studies in Twentieth Century German Literature, German Quarterly, Crosscurrents, the Yale Handbook of Jewish Culture in German, and in collective volumes.
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