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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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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(online anthology)

Online Anthology of the research project “Neighborhood in Contemporary Berlin Literature.”

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Current Publications

Hanna Hamel

Übergängliche Natur
Kant, Herder, Goethe und die Gegenwart des Klimas

August Akademie
August Verlag, Berlin 2021, 256 pages
ISBN: 978-3-941360-80-8
DOI: 10.52438/avaa1001 (Open Access)
Henning Trüper


Kleine Edition 33
August Verlag, Berlin 2021, 176 pages
ISBN: 978-3-941360-83-9; DOI: 10.52438/avaa1002 (Open Access)
Ernst Müller, Falko Schmieder (ed./eds.)


E-JOURNAL (2021) 10th YEAR / ISSUE 1
Berlin 2021, 58 pages
ISSN: 2195-0598
DOI: 10.13151/fib.2021.01
Matthias Schwartz

Die Schlacht von Stalingrad
23. August 1942 – 2. Februar 1943

Die Geschichte hinter dem Bild
Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Thüringen, Erfurt 2021, 40 pages
ISBN: 978-3-948643-29-4
Maria Kuberg

Chor und Theorie
Zeitgenössische Theatertexte von Heiner Müller bis René Pollesch

Konstanz University Press, Konstanz 2021, 249 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8353-9135-2
Erica Weitzman

At the Limit of the Obscene
German Realism and the Disgrace of Matter

Northwestern University Press, Evanston, IL 2021, 282 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8101-4317-3 (Cloth Text); 978-0-8101-4316-6 (Paper Text); 978-0-8101-4318-0 (E-Book)
Sigrid Weigel

Walter Benjamin
La créature, le sacré et les images

Images, Médiums
Éditions Mimésis, Sesto San Giovanni 2021, 392 pages
ISBN : 978-8-869-76168-3
Gianna Zocco (ed./eds.)

The Rhetoric of Topics and Forms

XXI. Congress of the ICLA: The Many Languages of Comparative Literature – Proceedings, Vol. 4
de Gruyter, Berlin 2021, 584 pages
ISBN: 978-3-11-064148-6 (Print); 978-3-11-064203-2 (E-Book PDF); 978-3-11-064198-1 (E-Book EPUB)
Georg Dickmann, Kathrin Busch, Maja Figge, Felix Laubscher (ed./eds.)

Das Ästhetisch-Spekulative

Publication Series of the DFG Research Training Group “Das Wissen der Künste”
Wilhelm Fink, Leiden 2020, 368 pages
ISBN: 978-3-7705-6438-5
Christina Pareigis

Susan Taubes
Eine intellektuelle Biographie

Wallstein, Göttingen 2020, 472 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8353-3749-7 (Print); 978-3-8353-4511-9 (E-Book)
Judith Elisabeth Weiss

Disziplinierung der Pflanzen
Bildvorlagen zwischen Ästhetik und Zweck

Deutscher Kunstverlag, Berlin 2020, 232 pages
ISBN: 978-3-422-98293-2