Colonial Projects and the Creation of National Identity: Friedrich Gerstäcker’s Representations Of Germans in Brazil

von Muench, Sophie A.


  • This paper explores national identity creation in Brazil and Germany in the 19th century through the lens of German immigration to Brazil. The works of Friedrich Gerstäcker (1816-1872), particularly his essays on Brazil in Die Gartenlaube and his three-volume novel Die Colonie. Brasilianisches Lebensbild (The Colony. Portrait of Brazilian Life, 1864.) will ground this analysis. Friedrich Gerstäcker ... read more
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