Honors Program


Date of this Version

Spring 3-12-2018

Document Type



Leadabrand, Meghan. “Marie” and “An Unusual Recourse”: English Translations of German Early Romantic Stories. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 2018.


Copyright Meghan Leadabrand 2018


This project consists of English translations of two German early Romantic stories, “Marie” (1798) by Sophie Mereau and “Seltner Ausweg” (1823) by Luise Brachmann, as well as an introductory discussion of the authors, their significance in the Jena Circle of Romantic writers, and the translation process. The introduction incorporates research on both Mereau and Brachmann and German early Romanticism, as well as some research on translation theory. Overall, the project aims to make “Marie” and “Seltner Ausweg,” which have not previously been translated, available to an English-speaking audience and to highlight the work of two little known Romantic women writers.