Our Program


Wilhelm Fink is an academic publishing house with a focus on Literary and Cultural Studies, Image, Art and Media Studies and Philosophical Studies. More recently, Architectural Studies have been added as a new subject area.
In the early years, the publishing house concentrated programmatically on Slavic and Romanic Studies, but in the field of Literary Studies it now offers a varied, high-quality range of products from the various disciplines.

Literature and Cultural Studies

Wilhelm Fink publishes renowned academic publications on literary theory, comparative literature and Romanic Studies, but also on Theatre Studies and poetics. Among the high-profile series are the Musil-Studien and Neue Beiträge zur Robert Walser-Forschung; but also, interdisciplinary series such as TraumWissenErzählen, Theorie der musikalischen Schrift (Musikwissenschaften) or Philologie des Abenteuers (cultural history) form programmatic focal points.

Media Studies and Art

In Media Studies, film, TV and photography are the classic areas of research for our authors. Anthropology and History of Media are added to this; established series such as Film denken, photogramme and the Archiv für Mediengeschichte shape the program profile of the publishing house. In Art and Image Studies, series such as eikones or Berliner Schriften zur Kunst are among the well-known, distinguished "faces".


Philosophical Studies have been an important pillar of the publishing house since its founding in 1962. In particular, the fields of phenomenology (Hegel-Forum), German Idealism (Jena-sophia) and humanism are at home at Wilhelm Fink Verlag. The field of Analytical Philosophy, on the other hand, is a major program part of mentis .

Recently, neuroscience has been added as a new discipline. Publications in this area are mostly interdisciplinary and span diverse subject areas such as philosophy, cultural and literary studies, as well as design studies.

Especially popular with our readers is the comic series Philosophische Einstiege, which makes philosophers and philosophical terms easily understandable to a particularly, but not necessarily only, younger audience.