Women In German Yearbook: Feminist and Gender Studies in German Literature and Culture

Submissions: The Yearbook is a peer-reviewed journal. We prefer submissions by WiG members but are open to others. We accept submissions throughout the year. In general, articles submitted at the end of the year can be included in the following year's issue if they only require minor revisions. We do not publish articles in German but quotes originally in German should be included. See the style sheet. 

Current editors: Carrie Smith-Prei (University of Alberta, Canada), Waltraud Maierhofer (University of Iowa)

About: Women in German Yearbook is a refereed publication presenting a wide range of feminist approaches to all aspects of German literature, culture, and language, including pedagogy. It was started in 1985 as a "response to the growing interest in Women's Studies in German literature and culture" (Preface by Marianne and Edith Waldstein in vol. 1: p. v). Reflecting the interdisciplinary perspectives that inform feminist German studies, each issue contains critical inquiries employing gender and other analytical categories to examine the work, history, life, literature, and arts of the German-speaking world.

Published by: University of Nebraska Press

DOI: 10.5250/


Past editors include, among many,  M. Lamb-Faffelberger, L. Ametsbichler, J. Clausen, S. Friedrichsmeyer, P. Herminghouse, M. Lamb-Faffelberger, S. Zantop. 


The 2016 Women In German Yearbook includes 

articles  on

-Ingeborg Bachmann's poetics (Alexandra Kurmann)

-Bettina Brentano von Arnim's Romantic philosophy (Renata Fuchs)

-Narrating rape in Woman in Berlin (Anja Wieden);

-Red Zora and the women's movement (Katharina Karcher)

-Interview with Gabriele Petricek

In addition, there is a special section on intersectionality with contributions by Maureen Gallagher (on women in colonial novels), Beverly Weber, Vanessa Plumly, Jamele Watkins, Peggy Piesche, and Bradley Boovy. 


Volumes are available on Project Muse.




Women In German Newsletter

The WiG Newsletter, published online twice a year, contains information about the organization, plans for conferences, previews of upcoming conferences, news from abroad, personal news about members, conference reports, book reviews and selected items culled from the WiG-L list

Women In German Yearbook: Feminist and Gender Studies in German Literature and Culture

WiG members can also look forward to receiving the annually issued WiG Yearbook. Please feel free to browse the table of contents of the current yearbook, as well as the contents of previous yearbooks. The yearbook is also available on Jstor and Project Muse; when assigning an article as class reading, please have students access it individually via Project Muse -- every click contributes towards the royalties WiG receives.