Spektrum: Publications of the German Studies Association provides a venue for the publication of scholarly monographs and collections of papers originally presented at the association’s annual conference. Berghahn Books publishes the series.
GSA members have a growing tendency to organize their work around common topics and to present their collaborations in series of panels at conference. These collaborations bring together scholars around the world who share interests the society, politics, and culture of the German-speaking peoples, from the Middle Ages to the present day. This work has expanded into a broader array of disciplines and historical periods and to strengthen thematic connections between them. The GSA’s sponsorship of these works has greatly expanded the association’s role as a venue for the introduction of state-of-the-art research and scholarship on the German-speaking peoples to an Anglophone audience.
Taken as a whole, the volumes of Spektrum reflect the dizzying variety of GSA members in terms of scholarly discipline—cultural anthropology, musicology, sociology, art, theology, film studies, philosophy, art history, literary criticism, history, and political science—as well as methodology, subject matter, and historical period.
David M. Luebke, History, University of Oregon
Board of Editors