The ZfL publishes research results in a variety of formats (monographs, anthologies, essays). The ZfL currently has two special book series with the Wilhelm Fink Press (Trajekte series) and the Kulturverlag Kadmos (LiteraturForschung series). As a signatory of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, the ZfL and its library support free access to publicly funded research findings on the internet.

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The ZfL publishes research results in a variety of book formats from monographs to anthologies as well as in other formats like supplements or special issues of journals.

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Book series

The ZfL regularly publishes research results from its projects in two book series. The Trajekte series (Fink Verlag) began in 2003. The LiteraturForschung series, previously with Akademie Verlag, is now published by Kulturverlag Kadmos.

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Open access

The ZfL supports free access to publicly funded research findings on the internet and makes this research available to readers on the open access publication platform CompaRe.

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Our blog posts are written by colleagues working at the institute as well as by guest contributors from around the world.

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E-journal Interdisciplinary Conceptual History Forum

The ZfL publishes the open access e-journal Interdisciplinary Conceptual History Forum, featuring current debates in interdisciplinary conceptual history.

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Online publication Interjekte

The ZfL publishes Interjekte, an open access online publication series open to various topics and themes.

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Current Publications

Ernst Müller, Wolfert von Rahden (ed./eds.)


E-JOURNAL (2020) 9th YEAR / ISSUE 1
Berlin 2020, 108 pages
ISSN: 2195-0598

Edited, translated, and with an introduction by Hannes Bajohr, Florian Fuchs, and Joe Paul Kroll

History, Metaphors, Fables
A Hans Blumenberg Reader

signale|TRANSFER: German Thought in Translation
Cornell University Press and Cornell University Library, Ithaca (NY) 2020, 624 pages
ISBN: 978-1-5017-3282-9 (Hardcover); 978-1-5017-4798-4 (Paperback); 978-1-5017-4799-1 (E-Book)

Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte

Volume 94, Issue 2, June 2020
ISSN: 0012-0936 (Print), 2365-9521 (Online, mehrere Beiträge im Open Access)
Hannah Wiemer

Landschaftslektüren zwischen Theater, Kunst und Krieg 1914–1945

De Gruyter, Berlin 2020, 304 pages
ISBN: 978-3-11-065223-9
Pola Groß

Adornos Lächeln
Das »Glück am Ästhetischen« in seinen literatur- und kulturtheoretischen Essays

Studien zur deutschen Literatur 222
De Gruyter, Berlin 2020, 422 pages
ISBN: 978-3-11-065153-9 (Print), 978-3-11-065717-3 (E-Book PDF), 978-3-11-065778-4 (E-Book EPUB)
Pola Groß, Manuela Günter, Nicolas Pethes (ed./eds.)

Kathrin Röggla

TransLIT 4 (2019)
Verlag der Buchhandlung Klaus Bittner, Köln 2020, 170 pages
ISBN: 978-3-926397-46-1
Nitzan Lebovic, Daniel Weidner (ed./eds.)

Prophetic Politics

Political Theology. Special Issue. Vol. 21 (2020) Nr. 1–2
Taylor & Francis, 2020, 168 pages
ISSN: 1462-317X (Print), 1743-1719 (Online)
Hannes Bajohr (ed./eds.)

Der Anthropos im Anthropozän
Die Wiederkehr des Menschen im Moment seiner vermeintlich endgültigen Verabschiedung

de Gruyter, Berlin 2020, 244 pages
ISBN: 978-3-11-066525-3 (Print), 978-3-11-066855-1 (E-Book PDF), 978-3-11-066547-5 (E-Book EPUB)
Henning Trüper

Orientalism, Philology, and the Illegibility of the Modern World

Europe’s Legacy in the Modern World
Bloomsbury Academic Publishing, London 2020, 376 pages
ISBN: 978-1-35-011737-2 (Print), 978-1-35-011738-9 (E-Book PDF), 978-1-35-011739-6 (E-Book EPUB)
Claude Haas, Daniel Weidner (ed./eds.)

Über Wissenschaft reden
Studien zu Sprachgebrauch, Darstellung und Adressierung in der deutschsprachigen Wissenschaftsprosa um 1800

Lingua Academica 4
de Gruyter, Berlin 2020, 263 pages
ISBN: 978-3-11-067662-4 (Print), 978-3-11-067663-1 (E-Book PDF, Open Access), 978-3-11-067665-5 (E-Book EPUB, Open Access)

Édité par Philippe Despoix et Martin Treml. Avant-propos de Carlo Ginzburg

Gertrud Bing: Fragments sur Aby Warburg
Documents originaux et leur traduction française

Collection »Inédits«
Éditions de l’Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA), Paris 2020, 272 pages
ISBN: 978-2-917902-53-0