German Visual Culture

Editors: Christian Weikop

German Visual Culture invites research on German art across different periods, geographical locations, and political contexts. Books in the series engage with aesthetic and ideological continuities as well as ruptures and divergences between individual artists, movements, systems of art education, art institutions, and cultures of display. Challenging scholarship that interrogates and updates existing orthodoxies in the field is desirable.
A guiding question of the series is the impact of German art on critical and public spheres, both inside and outside the German-speaking world. Reception is thus conceived in the broadest possible terms, including both the ways in which art has been perceived and defined as well as the ways in which modern and contemporary German artists have undertaken visual dialogues with their predecessors or contemporaries. Issues of cultural transfer, critical race theory and related postcolonial analysis, feminism, queer theory, and other interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged, as are studies on production and consumption, especially the art market, pioneering publishing houses, and the ‘little magazines’ of the avant-garde.
All proposals for monographs and edited collections in the history of German visual culture will be considered, although English will be the language of all contributions. Submissions are subject to rigorous peer review. The series will be promoted through the series editor’s Research Forum for German Visual Culture (https://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/research/research-forum-german-visual-culture), which he founded at the University of Edinburgh in 2011, and which has involved various symposia and related publications, all connected to an international network of Germanist scholars.


  • Title: The Dada Archivist

    The Dada Archivist

    Hannah Höch, Kurt Schwitters and Berlin Dada
    Volume 13
    by Stina Barchan (Author) 2023
    Monographs 294 Pages
  • Title: Compressed Utterances

    Compressed Utterances

    Collage in a Germanic Context after 1912
    Volume 12
    by Cole Collins (Volume editor) 2022
    ©2022 Edited Collection 316 Pages
  • Title: Otto Dix and Weimar Media Culture

    Otto Dix and Weimar Media Culture

    Time, Fashion and Photography in Portrait Paintings of the Neue Sachlichkeit
    Volume 11
    by Anne Reimers (Author) 2022
    ©2022 Monographs 314 Pages
  • Title: A Medievalist’s Gaze

    A Medievalist’s Gaze

    Christian Visual Rhetoric in Modern German Memorials (1950–2000)
    Volume 10
    by Galit Noga-Banai (Author) 2021
    ©2022 Monographs 284 Pages
  • Title: Disorders at the Borders

    Disorders at the Borders

    In Search of the Gesamtkunstwerk in the Paintings of Anselm Kiefer
    Volume 9
    by Matt Wates (Author) 2021
    ©2021 Monographs 310 Pages
  • Title: Sites of Interchange

    Sites of Interchange

    Modernism, Politics and Culture between Britain and Germany, 1919–1955
    Volume 8
    by Lucy Wasensteiner (Volume editor) 2021
    ©2022 Edited Collection 314 Pages
  • Title: Becoming TransGerman

    Becoming TransGerman

    Cultural Identity Beyond Geography
    Volume 7
    by Thomas O. Haakenson (Volume editor) Tirza True Latimer (Volume editor) Carol Hager (Volume editor) Deborah Barton (Volume editor) 2019
    ©2019 Edited Collection 326 Pages
  • Title: Otto Dix and the First World War

    Otto Dix and the First World War

    Grotesque Humor, Camaraderie and Remembrance
    Volume 6
    by Michael Mackenzie (Author) 2019
    ©2019 Monographs 422 Pages
  • Title: The Art of War

    The Art of War

    Volume 5
    by Deborah Ascher Barnstone (Volume editor) Barbara McCloskey (Volume editor) 2017
    Edited Collection 306 Pages
  • Title: Emergency Noises

    Emergency Noises

    Sound Art and Gender
    Volume 4
    by Irene Noy (Author) 2017
    Monographs 312 Pages