Corinna Treitel

Corinna Treitel is associate professor of history at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of A Science for the Soul: Occultism and the Genesis of the German Modern (20014, Johns Hopkins University Press) and her most recent book is Eating Nature in Modern Germany: Food, Agriculture and Environment, c. 1870-2000 (2017, Cambridge University Press).

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Guest Editor’s Note

A man of science makes dead matter live yet abandons his own creation. A creature is composed of human body parts yet denied a place in human society. The epic struggle that ensues between creator and creature poses enduring questions to all of us.