Interculturalism has established itself as a leading and innovative category of research both in national and international German language and literature studies. Thus the "Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Germanistik" (ZiG) has become a well-known medium in this discipline. It picks up current questions in the field of German literature-, cultural- and language studies and wants to contribute to compile the different tendencies and trends in the researching of interculturalism as well as elaborate its theoretica conditions. Since the research paradigm can not be regarded from individual disciplinary perspectives anymore the ZiG considers itself to be an interdisciplinary and open institution grounded in the international scientific context. Hence the ZiG is the ideal periodical for international literary- and cultural scholars working on current and innovative questions of German linguistics and literature. The ZiG appears twice a year. A peer review procedure guarantees the quality of the published essays.