Germanic Literatures

Legenda book series


Germanic Literatures includes monographs and essay collections on literature originally written not only in German, but also in Dutch and the Scandinavian languages. Within the German-speaking area, it seeks also to publish studies of other national literatures such as those of Austria and Switzerland. The chronological scope of the series extends from the early Middle Ages down to the present day.

While the focus of Germanic Literatures is on written culture, Legenda also publishes on German film and television in the Moving Image series. Material on Yiddish literature and culture would similarly find a natural home with Studies in Yiddish.

Proposals. For details of how to propose Legenda books, see this link.

Review copies. Journals wishing to review books in this series should please contact to request copies.

Subvention. Authors in this series are not required to raise any subsidy or subvention, but are responsible in the usual way if any rights fees arise from illustrations or other copyright material included.

History. Germanic Literatures was founded by Ritchie Robertson, and began publishing in 2013.

Editorial Committee

  • Convenor: Professor Ritchie Robertson (University of Oxford)
  • Professor Jane Fenoulhet (University College London)
  • Professor Anne Fuchs (University College Dublin)
  • Professor Karen Leeder (University of Oxford)
  • Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen (University College London)
  • Dr Ernest Schonfield (University of Glasgow)
  • Professor Annette Volfing (University of Oxford)
  • Professor Susanne Kord (University College London)
  • Professor John Zilcosky (University of Toronto)
34Nature After Romanticism: German Literary Explorations of the Natural World 1820-1850
Gesa Jessen 
Germanic Literatures 341 November 2025
33The German National Imagination from the Early Modern Period to the Present: Cultural Identities in a Changing Landscape
Edited by Charlotte Woodford, Anita Bunyan and Margarete Tiessen 
Germanic Literatures 3314 January 2025
32German Political Tragedy: The Machiavellian Plot and the Necessary Crime
Ritchie Robertson 
Germanic Literatures 3228 August 2024
31Minorities in Germanophone World Literature: Touching Tales of Lion Feuchtwanger and Abbas Khider
Franziska Wolf 
Germanic Literatures 311 September 2025
30Stefan George: The Homosexual Imaginary
Peter Morgan 
Germanic Literatures 3029 January 2024
26Karoline von Günderrode: Philosophical Romantic
Joanna Raisbeck
Germanic Literatures 268 October 2022
25Writing Across Time in the Twelfth Century: Historical Distance and Difference in the Kaiserchronik
Christoph J. Pretzer
Germanic Literatures 257 March 2022
24Affective Spaces: Migration in Scandinavian and German Transnational Narratives
Anja Tröger
Germanic Literatures 2426 July 2021
23Childhood, Memory, and the Nation: Young Lives under Nazism in Contemporary German Culture
Alexandra Lloyd
Germanic Literatures 2328 September 2020
22Poetry, Painting, Park: Goethe and Claude Lorrain
Franz R. Kempf
Germanic Literatures 227 January 2020
21Confrontational Readings: Literary Neo-Avant-Gardes in Dutch and German
Edited by Inge Arteel, Lars Bernaerts and Olivier Couder
Germanic Literatures 2128 September 2020
20Alfred Döblin: Monsters, Cyborgs and Berliners 1900-1933
Robert Craig
Germanic Literatures 2010 September 2021
19Georg Hermann: A Writer’s Life
John Craig-Sharples
Germanic Literatures 1928 August 2019
18The Law of Poetry: Studies in Hölderlin’s Poetics
Charles Lewis
Germanic Literatures 1823 September 2019
17Encounters with Albion: Britain and the British in Texts by Jewish Refugees from Nazism
Anthony Grenville
Germanic Literatures 1722 August 2018
16Paul Celan’s Unfinished Poetics: Readings in the Sous-Oeuvre
Thomas C. Connolly
Germanic Literatures 1626 February 2018
15Foreign Parts: German and Austrian Actors on the British Stage 1933-1960
Richard Dove
Germanic Literatures 1529 September 2017
13Isak Dinesen Reading Søren Kierkegaard: On Christianity, Seduction, Gender, and Repetition
Mads Bunch
Germanic Literatures 133 April 2017
12Structures of Subjugation in Dutch Literature
Judit Gera
Germanic Literatures 1219 December 2016
11E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Orient: Romantic Aesthetics and the German Imagination
Joanna Neilly
Germanic Literatures 1119 December 2016
10Comedy and Trauma in Germany and Austria after 1945: The Inner Side of Mourning
Stephanie Bird
Germanic Literatures 1019 December 2016
9Metamorphosis in Modern German Literature: Transforming Bodies, Identities and Affects
Tara Beaney
Germanic Literatures 919 December 2016
8Fontane and Cultural Mediation: Translation and Reception in Nineteenth-Century German Literature
Edited by Ritchie Robertson and Michael White
Germanic Literatures 811 September 2015
7Goethe's Poetry and the Philosophy of Nature: Gott und Welt 1798-1827
Regina Sachers
Germanic Literatures 722 July 2015
6Women, Emancipation and the German Novel 1871-1910: Protest Fiction in its Cultural Context
Charlotte Woodford
Germanic Literatures 61 November 2014