Ein germanistisches Jahrbuch
A German Studies Yearbook

Gegenwartsliteratur, founded in 2002 by Paul Michael Lützeler, is a peer-reviewed yearbook that publishes research on contemporary German literature from scholars across the globe. The Yearbook appears with Stauffenburg Publishers annually in October, right before the Frankfurt Book Fair.

About the Editors

Editor-in-chief: Friederike Eigler, George M. Roth professor of German at Georgetown University (

Book review editor: Thomas W. Kniesche, associate professor of German at Brown University (

Assistant editor:
Astrid Weigert, Teaching professor of German at Georgetown University

Editorial assistant: Samantha Grayck, doctoral student in the Department of German at Georgetown University

Past Editor-in-chief
(2002-2020): Paul Michael Lützeler, Rosa May Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities and director of the Max Kade Center for Contemporary German Literature at Washington University/St. Louis