Women in German Literature

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Women in German Literature is a series of monographs and textbooks focusing on female authors and on women’s issues in German literature from the Middle Ages to the present. These studies present edited texts and research in women’s literary history, as well as feminist analysis, theory and criticism.

The series is under the general editorship of its founder, Peter D.G. Brown, Distinguished Service Professor of German at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Books in the series are not limited to any particular methodological, theoretical or critical points of view. The first volumes appeared in 1998.

The books in this series include the work of internationally recognized authorities at major research universities, as well as that of emerging scholars in the field.

The Women in German Literature series is published by the Peter Lang Publishing Group. Lang books are distributed worldwide from its main facilities in Bern, Switzerland, and from branch offices in Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford and Vienna.

Following is a list of Women in German Literature books that have been accepted into the series to date:

Volume 1. Helga S. Madland, Marianne Ehrmann: Reason and Emotion in Her Life and Works, 1998. 352 pp., $57.95.

Volume 2. Ludmila Kaloyanova-Slavova, Übergangsgeschöpfe: Gabriele Reuter, Hedwig Dohm, Helene Böhlau und Franziska von Reventlow, 1998. 200 pp., $43.95.

Volume 3. Hannah Schuster Fields, Mythologie und Dialektik in Ilse Aichinger's Die größere Hoffnung, 2002.

Volume 4. Albrecht Classen, Deutsche Frauenliteratur des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit. Ein Lesebuch, 2000. 360 pp., $29.95.

Volume 5. Susan L. Piepke. Women and their Vocation: A 19th-Century View by Luise Büchner, 1999. 136 pp., $39.95.

Volume 6. Moira R. Rogers. Newtonianism for the Ladies and Other Uneducated Souls: The Popularization of Science in Leipzig, 1687-1750, 2002.

Volume 7. Karin Schestokat. German Women in Cameroon: Travelogues from Colonial Times, 2003.

Volume 8. Katrin Komm. Das Kaiserreich in Zeitromanen von Hedwig Dohm und Elisabeth von Arnim, 2004. 267 pp., $52.95.

Volume 9. Cordelia Scharpf. Luise Büchner: A Nineteenth-Century Evolutionary Feminist, 2008. 391 pp., $92.95.

Volume 10. Cecilia Pick, The Front Matters: Artistic Presentation of Maria Sibylla Merian, forthcoming.

Volume 11. Traci O'Brien. Emancipation and Race in Precolonial German Women Authors, 2011. 341 pp., $66.95.

Volume 12. Daniele Richter. "Die sanfte Bitte": Women's Writing on Female Gender Roles in Nineteenth-Century Germany, 2012. 197 pp., $53.95.

Authors wishing to have a manuscript considered for inclusion in the series should submit a letter of inquiry with an abstract of the manuscript to the editor:

Professor Peter D.G. Brown
Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
State University of New York
600 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2440


You can request more information by sending an e-mail to the editor. Click here to send e-mail to Peter D.G. Brown (brownp@newpaltz.edu).

Volumes published in the Women in German Literature series can be ordered through any bookstore or directly from the publisher in New York City:

Peter Lang Publishing
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New York, NY 10006
Tel. 212-647-7700 (main number)
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Customer service: 800-770-5264
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