Founded in 1972, this series welcomes publications that further develop the investigation of German-language literature(s) and culture(s) from a transdisciplinary perspective, covering the period from 1600 onwards. This includes edited volumes and monographs offering state-of-the-art research, as well as new critical editions of primary sources and collections.
Our mission remains to publish high quality research, especially new transdisciplinary approaches to German Studies. Consequently, the series offers a venue for exploring emerging fields of study that intersect with German cultural studies. This may include but is not limited to gender and sexuality studies, critical race and whiteness studies, disability studies, transcultural and postcolonial studies, film, theatre, and comic studies.
All submissions are subject to a double-anonymous peer review process prior to publication.
Norbert Otto Eke is Chair of German Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Paderborn. Eke conducts research at the interface of philology, theater, cultural studies, and media studies, focusing on literature and theater from the 18th to the 21st century, especially the ‚Pre-March‘- and contemporary literature, and specifically German-Jewish literature. He published numerous monographs including Signatures of Revolution published by Fink in 1997, Literaturwissenschaft published by UTB/Fink (7th edition 2021) and recently co-authored with Feridun Zaimoglu Durchdrungenheit published by Königshausen & Neumann (2022). Eke is currently finishing a manuscript on Herta Müller: Irrläufe. Herta Müller's Poetics of Self-Sense.
Priscilla Layne is Associate Professor of German and Adjunct Associate Professor of African Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her book, White Rebels in Black: German Appropriation of Black Popular Culture, was published in 2018 by the University of Michigan Press. She has also published essays on Turkish German culture, translation, punk and film. She recently translated Olivia Wenzel's debut novel, 1000 Coils of Fear, from German into English. She is currently finishing a manuscript on Afro German Afrofuturism and acritical guide to Rainer Maria Fassbinder's film The Marriage of Maria Braun.
Norbert Otto Eke, University of Paderborn, Germany
Priscilla Layne, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Gaby Pailer, The University of British Columbia, Canada
David D. Kim, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Lynn Kutch, Kutztown University, USA
Marion Schmaus, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
Godela Weiss-Sussex, University of London, UK