All issues of the annual bibliographies for the Libraries’ Contemporary German Literature Collection are now available as PDF downloads in Open Scholarship, the University’s institutional repository. Beginning in 1985, the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures in cooperation with the University Libraries began publishing an annual bibliography of items added the previous year to the Contemporary German Literature Collection. In addition to basic bibliographical information, subject and genre descriptors are included for each volume. Some issues also provide annotations. These bibliographies provide a comprehensive snapshot of what has been published in German-speaking Europe since the 1980s.
The Contemporary German Literature Collection consists of mainly novels, poetry, short story collections, essays, autobiographical works, and literary and cultural periodicals from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, other German-speaking regions of Europe.
This collection serves as the research arm for the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature’s Max Kade Center for Contemporary German Literature. Founded in 1984 by its director, Professor Paul Michael Lützeler, the Max Kade Center promotes teaching and research of modern German literature and supports collaboration among American students/scholars and German/Austrian/Swiss writers, critics, scholars, and students.
My thanks go out to graduate research assistance Leon Wiese and Emily Stenberg, Digital Publishing and Digital Preservation Librarian, for their assistance in setting this up.