Gina Macher is currently completing her M.A. in Romance Literatures at Freie Universität Berlin. She obtained a B.A. in French Studies (Frankreichstudien) from FUB, as well as a degree in German-French Studies (Licence Franco-Allemande) from the Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle. Gina Macher is currently working as a student assistant for the chair held by Prof. Dr. Susanne Zepp at the Institute of Romance Philology, and also holds the position of women’s representative at the Department of Philosophy and the Humanities at FUB.
The research project considers the monograph "Une autobiographie allemande" - published conjointly by Hélène Cixous and Cécile Wajsbrot in 2016 - as a literary-philosophical contemplation of historical experience. Employing a dialogical format, these authors reflect upon belonging as a hermeneutical category in the context of central historical events pertaining to the 20th century. Accordingly, reflections upon language and memory are most significant. In the life stories of Cixous and Wajsbrot, various Jewish experiences are integrated with such as took place in German, Algerian, and French contexts. In light of these constellations, the authors negotiate the possibilities and limits of language as a mode of belonging. The very composition of their book reveals a decisive stance against any ideological and national appropriation of language. The research project therefore considers "Une autobiographie allemande" to be a distinctive manifestation of anti-ideological writing.