German Life and Civilization

ISSN: 0899-9899

German Life and Civilization contributes to a critical understanding of Central European cultural history from medieval times to the present. Culture is here defined in the broadest sense, comprising expressions and representations in literature, music, performative and pictorial arts, and media, as well as political and sociohistorical developments in the texture of everyday life. Building on its strengths in GDR scholarship and political literature, the series also seeks to explore newer thematic trends such as human entanglements with the environment and natural world, and transnational and minority communities. The series aims to foster progressive and inclusive scholarship that aspires to a synthetic view of culture by crossing traditional disciplinary boundaries. Manuscripts in both English and German are subject to a robust external peer review process.
Series Editor: Kristopher Imbrigotta (University of Puget Sound)
Series founder: Jost Hermand (University of Wisconsin)
Advisory Board: Stephen Brockmann (Carnegie Mellon), Jason Groves (University of Washington), Brigitte Jirku (University of Valencia), Teresa Kovacs (Indiana University), Anke Pinkert (University of Illinois), Caroline Rupprecht (City University of New York), Marc Silberman (University of Wisconsin), Didem Uca (Emory University)


  • Title: The Creation of an Avant-Garde Brand

    The Creation of an Avant-Garde Brand

    Heiner Müller’s Self-Presentation in the German Public Sphere
    Volume 75
    by Jens Pohlmann (Author) 2023
    ©2023 Monographs 198 Pages
  • Title: Hearing Music in a Different Key

    Hearing Music in a Different Key

    Ideological Implications in Works of German Music
    Volume 74
    by Jost Hermand (Author) 2022
    ©2022 Monographs 286 Pages
  • Title: Nietzsches Plastik

    Nietzsches Plastik

    Ästhetische Phänomenologie im Spiegel des Lebens. Vorträge und Aufsätze
    Volume 73
    by Babette Babich (Author) 2021
    ©2021 Monographs 492 Pages
  • Title: Hölderlin’s Poltergeists

    Hölderlin’s Poltergeists

    A Drama for Voices
    Volume 72
    by Síomón Solomon (Author) 2021
    ©2020 Monographs 148 Pages
  • Title: Robert Walser: Unmoored

    Robert Walser: Unmoored

    Schizophrenia, Cognition, and the Text
    Volume 71
    by Charles Vannette (Author) 2020
    ©2020 Monographs 300 Pages
  • Title: Ecologies of Socialisms

    Ecologies of Socialisms

    Germany, Nature, and the Left in History, Politics, and Culture
    Volume 70
    by Sabine Mödersheim (Volume editor) Scott Moranda (Volume editor) Eli Rubin (Volume editor) 2019
    ©2019 Edited Collection 336 Pages
  • Title: Of Writers and Workers

    Of Writers and Workers

    The Movement of Writing Workers in East Germany
    Volume 69
    by William J. Waltz (Author) 2018
    ©2018 Monographs 254 Pages
  • Title: Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    Tradition and Innovation in German Studies
    Volume 68
    by Marc Silberman (Volume editor) 2018
    Edited Collection 278 Pages
  • Title: Mapping Spaces

    Mapping Spaces

    Reimagining East German Society in 1960s Fiction
    Volume 67
    by Francesca Goll (Author) 2019
    ©2019 Monographs 262 Pages
  • Title: Carl Wilhelm Frölich’s «On Man and his Circumstances»

    Carl Wilhelm Frölich’s «On Man and his Circumstances»

    A Translation of «Über den Menschen und seine Verhältnisse»
    Volume 66
    by Edward T. Larkin (Author) 2017
    Others 244 Pages