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Literary Studies

Literary Studies


De Gruyter’s program in Literary Studies is among the largest and most renowned world-wide. It encompasses academically outstanding works, a wide range of research topics and a high number of new publications, comprising monographs, collected volumes, critical editions, textbooks, reference works, journals and databases. The focus of our program is traditionally on German, English and Romance Studies, covering all eras from the Middle Ages to the present. In the last years we have expanded our portfolio to include interdisciplinary topics, among them Law and Literature, Exile Research and Memory Studies. Combining European and North American perspectives, and with both English and German as languages of publication, our program is especially attractive for international scholars.


  • German Studies
  • Romance Studies
  • Medieval, Early Modern, Modern and Contemporary Literature
  • Literary History
  • English Studies
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Literary Theory with a special focus on Narratology

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  • Approx. 190 new titles each year
  • More than 3,000 backlist titles
  • Supplemented by titles from our Publisher Partners Columbia University Press, University of Hawaii Press, University of Toronto Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, Yale University Press, Princeton University Press, and transcript-Verlag

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  • 55 journals, 39 with English content
  • 38 subscription journals, 17 open access journals
  • Automatic access to all volumes since 1995 for subscribers
  • All journals available as single subscriptions, Pick & Choose package or in set packages
  • Great discounts based on the number of titles and FTE brandings
  • Permanent access secured via Portico


  • Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach
  • Klassik Stiftung Weimar
  • Mediävistenverband e.V.
  • International Arthurian Society
  • Villa Vigoni. Centro Italo-Tedesco per l’eccellenza Europea
  • Deutsche Schillergesellschaft


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