German Monitor (founded in 1979) is a series for themed edited volumes on literature, culture and politics in the German-speaking world since 1945. Our approach is inclusive: some volumes focus on single authors, political figures or genres; other volumes explore themes such as narratives of trauma, German left-wing terrorism, local/global narratives, and cultural relations between Germany and Austria and neighbouring countries.
We welcome proposals for interdisciplinary volumes as well as those with a specifically literary, cultural or political focus. Many of our contributors are based in German Studies, others in disciplines such as Comparative Literature, Film Studies, Musicology, History, Museum Studies, and Political Science. We encourage volumes that push disciplinary boundaries, and those that consider the roles that Germany, Austria, and Switzerland play in Europe today.
The book series has a system of double peer-reviewing. We publish volumes in German or English.
Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the publisher at BRILL,
Questions about your manuscript and proposals can also be directed to the Editor in Chief,
The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.
Ian Wallace, 1979-2009.
Pól Ó Dochartaigh, 2009-14.
Laura Bradley (University of Edinburgh), 2014-
Stephen Brockmann (Carnegie Mellon University)
Sarah Colvin (University of Cambridge)
Mary Cosgrove (Trinity College Dublin)
Norbert Otto Eke (Universität Paderborn)
Helen Fehervary (Ohio State University)
Gisela Holfter (University of Limerick)
Karen Leeder (University of Oxford)
Laurence McFalls (Université de Montréal)
Sabine von Mering (Brandeis University)
Heinz-Peter Preußer (Universität Bielefeld)
"a stimulating and important book to be recommended for all interested in contemporary writing and culture. Several essays will become important and foundational interpretations of authors who will continue to interest students and scholars of German literature in the future."
- THE MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW, 110.2 (April 2015) on vol. 76.
"an authoritative contribution to scholarship on German-language women writers … a welcome and needed contribution [… that] will become a cornerstone for future scholarship"
- MONATSHEFTE, 108.1 (Spring 2016), on vol. 76.
"this focused volume of essays should serve as a solid foundation for the growing international critical interest in Köhler’s distinctive, albeit uncompromising, poetic voice"
- GERMAN QUARTERLY, 87.4 (Fall 2014) on vol. 78.
"'a valuable addition to the scholarship on GDR literature and authors from the GDR"
- GERMAN STUDIES REVIEW, 37.3 (October 2014), on vol. 75.
“…the German Monitor has continued to produce quality volumes […] we can hope that the
German Monitor continues to provide us with thought-provoking issues.”
- MONATSHEFTE, Vol. 97.2 (2005)