Edinburgh German Yearbook
A yearly publication of lively and open discussion on themes pertinent to German Studies.
Established, commissioned, and edited by colleagues in German at the University of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh German Yearbook encourages and shares lively and open discussion of themes pertinent to German Studies, viewed from all angles but with particular interest in problems arising out of politics and history.
It is published by Boydell & Brewer / Camden House, a world-leading publisher of academic books on German literature and culture, film and history.
The Yearbook’s founding editor is Sarah Colvin, then Eudo Mason Chair of German at the University of Edinburgh, now Schröder Professor of German at the University of Cambridge. By initiating this annual publication, she was aiming to show how German at Edinburgh was developing into a centre for innovative research.
Lecturers in German at Edinburgh choose the theme of each issue and take turns as editors, normally teamed up with a co-editor from another institution. Editors can thus showcase their particular research interests in their volume. Edinburgh staff have also regularly contributed to volumes edited by colleagues.
The first volume - Cultural Exchange in German Literature - was edited by Eleoma Joshua and Robert Vilain, and was published in 2007. Now in its 12th year, the Edinburgh German Yearbook has covered a wide range of timely topics such as the cultural legacy of National Socialism and the GDR, Brecht, gender, ethics, disability, melancholy, archive and memory, and love.
Edinburgh German Yearbook 12
Repopulating the Eighteenth Century: Second-Tier Writing in the German Enlightenment.
Michael Wood (Edinburgh) and Johannes Birgfeld (Saarlandes).
Edinburgh German Yearbook 11
Love, Eros, and Desire in Contemporary German-Language Literature and Culture.
Edited by Helmut Schmitz (Warwick) and Peter Davies (Edinburgh).
Edinburgh German Yearbook 10
Queering German Culture.
Edited by Leanne Dawson (Edinburgh).
Edinburgh German Yearbook 9
Archive and Memory in German Literature and Visual Culture.
Edited by Dora Osborne (Durham).
Edinburgh German Yearbook 8
New Literary and Linguistic Perspectives on the German Language, National Socialism, and the Shoah.
Edited by Peter Davies (Edinburgh) and Andrea Hammel (Aberystwyth)
Edinburgh German Yearbook 7
Ethical Approaches in Contemporary German-Language Literature and Culture.
Edited by Emily Jeremiah (Royal Holloway) and Frauke Matthes (Edinburgh).
Edinburgh German Yearbook 6
Sadness and Melancholy in German-Language Literature and Culture.
Edited by Mary Cosgrove (Edinburgh) and Anna Richards (Birkbeck).
Edinburgh German Yearbook 5
Brecht and the GDR: Politics, Culture, Posterity.
Edited by Laura Bradley (Edinburgh) and Karen Leeder (Oxford).
Edinburgh German Yearbook 4
Disability in German Literature, Film, and Theater.
Edited by Eleoma Joshua (Edinburgh) and Michael Schillmeier (Ludwig-Maximilians-University).
Edinburgh German Yearbook 3
Contested Legacies: Constructions of Cultural Heritage in the GDR.
Edited by Matthew Philpotts (Manchester) and Sabine Rolle (Edinburgh).
Edinburgh German Yearbook 2
Masculinity and German Culture.
Edited by Sarah Colvin (Edinburgh, now Cambridge), Peter Davies (Edinburgh).
Edinburgh German Yearbook 1
Cultural Exchange in German Literature.
Edited by Eleoma Joshua (Edinburgh) and Robert Vilain (Royal Holloway).
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