2016 Women in German Studies Book Prize

The invitation to submit a proposal for the 2016 Women in German Studies Book Prize, sponsored by Peter Lang, has been announced today on the Women in German Studies blog. The Women in German Studies Book Prize (for first books) was established in 2015. Sally-Ann Spencer (Victoria University of Wellington) was the inaugural winner. Her … Continue reading

Anna Haag and her Secret Diary of the Second World War published

How was it possible for a well-educated nation to support a regime that made it a crime to think for yourself? This was the key question for the Stuttgart-based author Anna Haag (1888–1982), the democratic feminist whose anti-Nazi diaries are analysed in this book. Like Victor Klemperer, she deconstructed German political propaganda day by day, … Continue reading

Women in German Studies Book Prize

The invitation to submit a proposal for the Women in German Studies Book Prize, sponsored by Peter Lang, has been announced today on the Women in German Studies blog. Members of WiGS who are preparing their first book for publication are encouraged to submit proposals. All topics within German Studies are welcome. The winning proposal will … Continue reading

New publication: The Political Woman in Print

This book analyses the depiction and function of politically active women in novels by six female authors from the margins of the democratic revolution of 1848 and the first German women’s movement: Louise Aston, Malwida von Meysenbug, Mathilde Franziska Anneke, Fanny Lewald, Louise Otto-Peters, and Hedwig Dohm. What was their political stance in relation to … Continue reading

New publication: Discovering Women’s History

Discovering Women’s History brings to light the work of a selection of German-speaking women journalists from the first half of the twentieth century who made significant contributions to German life and culture, yet are barely known today. The volume builds upon scholarship on women and culture by focusing on individual journalists who published both within … Continue reading

Popular Fiction in the Age of Bismarck

E. Marlitt was a bestselling author of the late nineteenth century whose romance novels dominated the German literary market between 1865 and 1888. Her novels appeared in thirty languages, with as many as five different English translations circulating simul-taneously in the United States alone. While her name is virtually absent from histories of German literature, … Continue reading

The Feminine in German Culture

Peter Lang is pleased to be hosting a bookstand at The Feminine in German Culture: A Conference in Honour of Professor Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly. We will be featuring the first three books published in Professor Watanabe-O’Kelly’s book series Women in German Literature. Please come by the bookstand to browse our latest publications. We welcome new proposals … Continue reading

Virtuous Victim or Sexual Predator?

‘Was ist eine Witwe mehr als … ein aufgewärmtes Essen?’ According to politician and statesman Theodor Gottlieb von Hippel (1741-1796), widows were superfluous beings and second-hand goods, but they were also perceived by theologians and moralists of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as a threat due to their sexual experience and supposedly ungovernable lust. … Continue reading

«Nur fliegend fängt man Worte ein» Eva Strittmatters Poetik

Mit diesem Band erscheint die erste umfassende und kritische Auseinandersetzung mit dem veröffentlichten Werk von Eva Strittmatter (1930-2011), populäre Dichterin und Briefautorin in der ehemaligen DDR. Er zeigt auf, wie wichtig die Position Strittmatters als Lyrikerin zu nehmen ist, insbesondere da ihr Werk von einer umfassenden theoretischen Struktur untermauert ist. Ihre Gedichte zeichnen sich aus … Continue reading

Playing House

Playing House: Motherhood, Intimacy and Domestic Spaces in Julia Franck’s Fiction On sale now one of our new titles just released in the Women in German Literature Series on Julia Franck, winner of the 2007 German Book Prize for Die Mittagsfrau (The Blind Side of the Heart), who puts the experience of women – and mothers – at … Continue reading

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