Ein germanistisches Jahrbuch
A German Studies Yearbook

Gegenwartsliteratur: A German Studies Yearbook accepts original scholarship in German or in English about contemporary literature, that is, texts that were published in the German-speaking countries during approximately the past thirty years.

Articles on all aspects of contemporary German language literature are welcome and will make up about half of the contributions in each Yearbook. In addition each volume includes a cluster of articles on a particular topic or author. Gegenwartsliteratur is a peer-reviewed publication.

Please send submissions (prepared for anonymous review) or queries to

To suggest scholarly books on contemporary German/Austrian/Swiss literature for review, contact the book review editor Thomas W. Kniesche (