Feminist German Studies (formerly 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. 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. 

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 Feminist German Studies Volume 34 (2018)

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In Memoriam Julie Klassen, 1943–2018

Editors’ Introduction
Alexandra M. Hill, Waltraud Maierhofer

The Path Not (Yet) Taken: Bettina von Arnim’s Ecological Vision in Her Romantic Fairy Tale “The Queen’s Son”
Deborah Janson

Colonial Counternarratives in Therese Robinson’s Die Auswanderer
Judith E. Martin

Objects and Objectification: Women and Technology in Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach’s Lotti, die Uhrmacherin and “Ein Original”
Petra Watzke

Navigating Partnership: German Surrealist Ellida Schargo von Alten, Richard Oelze, and Cross-Fertilization in the Visual Arts
Eleanor Moseman

Spiraling toward Happiness: City and the Self in Christa Wolf’s “Unter den Linden”
Thyra E. Knapp

Transgenerational Holocaust Memory in Anne Weber’s Ahnen and Esther Kinsky’s Am Fluß
Helga Druxes

Book Reviews
Mothers, Comrades, and Outcasts in East German Women’s Films by Jennifer L. Creech (review)
Melissa Sheedy

Spectacle ed. by Jennifer L. Creech and Thomas O. Haakenson (review)
Rick McCormick

Framing Islam: Faith, Fascination, and Fear in Twenty-First-Century German Culture, special issue of Colloquia Germanica: Internationale Zeitschrift für Germanistik ed. by Heidi Denzel de Tirado and Faye Stewart (review)
Erika Berroth
pp. 155-157

Weibliche Kreativität um 1800/Women’s Creativity around 1800 ed. by Linda Dietrick and Birte Giesler (review)
Laura Isakov

Passagen des Exils/Passages of Exile ed. by Burcu Dogramaci and Elisabeth Otto (review)
Didem Uca

An Other Kind of Home: Gender-Sexual Abjection, Subjectivity, and the Uncanny in Literature and Film by Kyle Frackman (review)
Bradley Boovy

Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America by Miriam Frank (review)
Simone Pfleger

Performativität statt Tradition—Autobiografische Diskurse von Frauen by Brigitte E. Jirku and Marion Schulz (review)
Beth Ann Muellner

Remapping Black Germany: New Perspectives on Afro-German History, Politics, and Culture ed. by Sara Lennox (review)
Priscilla Layne

Reproductive Rights Issues in Popular Media: International Perspectives ed. by Waltraud Maierhofer and Beth Widmaier Capo (review)
Wonneken Wanske

Mad Mädchen: Feminism and Generational Conflict in Recent German Literature and Film by Margaret McCarthy (review)
Alexandra M. Hill

Revolutionary Subjects: German Literatures and the Limits of Aesthetic Solidarity with Latin America by Jamie H. Trnka (review)
Andreas Stuhlmann

The Jazz Republic: Music, Race, and American Culture in Weimar Germany by Jonathan O. Wipplinger (review)
Sharon M. Wailes, Monika Herzig
pp. 174-176

Women in German Prize Winners (2017)

Notice to Contributors

Volume 33, 2017

Volume 32, 2016

Volume 31, 2015

Volume 30, 2014

Volume 29, 2013

Volume 28, 2012

Volume 27, 2011

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Volume 25, 2009

Volume 24, 2008

Volume 23, 2007

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Volume 2, 1986

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Women in German Yearbook Editorial Staff



 Alexandra Merley Hill, University of Portland, 2018 – present

 Hester Baer, University of Maryland – College Park, 2019 – present


Past Editors:

  • Carrie Smith, 2015-2017
  • Elizabeth Ametsbichler,  2012-2015
  • Margarete Lamb-Pfaffelberger, 2012-2014
  • Patricia Simpson, 2009-2011
  • Katharina Gerstenberger, 2008-2010
  • Maggie McCarthy, 2006-2008
  • Helga Kraft, 2004-2007
  • Marjorie Gelus, 2003-2005
  • Ruth-Ellen Boetcher Joeres, 2002–2004
  • Patricia Herminghouse, 1994–2002
  • Susanne Zantop, 1998–2001
  • Sara Friedrichsmeyer, 1990–1998
  • Helen Cafferty, 1988–1990
  • Jeanette Clausen, 1987–1994
  • Edith Waldstein, 1984–1987
  • Marianne Burkhard, 1984–1988


Editorial Board Members (current):

 Kyle Frackman, University of British Columbia, 2018-2020

Michelle James, Brigham Young University, 2018-2020

Sonja Klocke, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018-2020

Ruth-Ellen Boetcher Joeres, University of Minnesota, 2004-2012, 2014-2017, 2018-2020

Barbara Kosta, University of Arizona, 2017-2019; 2013-2016; 2001-2004

Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger, Lafayette College, 2015-2018, 2019-2021

Carrie Smith, University of Alberta, 2018-2020

Waltraud Maierhofer, University of Iowa, 2019-2021

Beverly Weber, University of Colorado, 2019-2021

Editorial Board Members (past):

Elizabeth Ametsbichler, University of Montana, 2016–2018

Angelica Fenner, University of Toronto, 2016–2018

Rick McCormick, University of Minnesota, 2011-2018

Tanja Nusser, University of Cincinnati, 2010-2018; Universität Bielefeld, 2004-2010
Patricia Simpson, Montana State University 2016-2018; University of Nebraska 2012-2015
Katharina Gerstenberger, University of Utah, 2010-2017; University of Cincinatti, 2004-2007
Maggie McCarthy, Davidson College, 2008-2016
Kristie Foell, Bowling Green State University, 2012-2015
Caroline Schaumann, Emory University, 2009-2015
Patricia Herminghouse, University of Rochester, 2002-2015
Helga Kraft, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007-2015
Monika Shafi, University of Delaware, 2006-2015
Birgit Tautz, Bowdoin College, 2009-2015
Lora Wildenthal, Rice University, 2004-2015
Catriona MacLeod,University of Pennsylvania, 2009–2012
Elizabeth R. Mittman, Michigan State University, 2004-20011
Leslie Morris, University of Minnesota, 2004-2011
Friederike Eigler, Georgetown University, 2004-2010
Marjorie Gelus, California State University, 2006-2009
Dagmar Lorenz, University of Illinois Chicago, 2006-2009
Julia Hell, University of Michigan, 2004-2007
Claudia Breger, Indiana University, 2001-2004; Universitat Paderborn 2001
Attina Grossman, Cooper Union, 2001-2004
Jeanette Clausen, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, 1995-2004
Ruth P. Dawson, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, 2001-2004
Katherine P. Goodman, Brown University, 2001-2004
Georgina Paul, University of Warwick, 2001-2004
Myra Marx Ferree, University of Wisconsin, 2001-2004
Sara Friedrichsmeyer, University of Cincinnati, 1999-2004
Katherine R. Goodman, Brown University, 2001-2004
Atina J. Grossmann, Cooper Union, 2001-2004
Ruth Klüger, University of California, Irvine, 2001-2004
Georgina Paul, University of Warwick, 2001-2004
Gisela Brinker-Gabler, SUNY Binghampton, 1992-2003
Helen R. Cafferty, Bowdoin College, 1992-2003
Susan Cocalis, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1992-2003
Nancy Kaiser, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1998-2003
Renate Mohrmann, Universität zu Köln, 1998-2003
Arlene Teraoka, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1995-2002
Ricarda Schmidt, University of Manchester, England, 1992-2000
Leslie A. Adelson, Cornell University, 1992-2000
Angelika Bammer, Emory University, 1992-2000
Barbara Becker-Cantarino, Ohio State University, 1992-2000
Jeannine Blackwell, University of Kentucky, 1992-2003
Sara Lennox, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1992-2000
Inge Stephan, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, 1995-2000
Susanne Zantop, Dartmouth College, 1995-1998
Gisela Ecker, Universität-Gesamthochschule-Paderborn, 1992-1997
Anna K. Kuhn, University of California Davis, 1992-1997
Elke Frederiksen, University of Maryland, College Park,1992-1994
Edith Waldstein, Wartburg College, 1992-1994