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Edited by Hannah V. Eldridge and Sonja E. Klocke, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Book Review Editor: Sabine Gross, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Editorial Assistant: Nicole Fischer, University of Wisconsin–Madison
ISSN: 0026-9271, e-ISSN: 1934-2810
Published four times per year


Monatshefte has appeared continuously since 1899 and has been published at the University of Wisconsin–Madison since 1927. A quarterly journal devoted to German literature and culture, Monatshefte offers articles on topics from all periods of German literature and book reviews of current scholarship in German studies. Monatshefte also publishes extensive topic-focused review articles intermittently. The winter issue of each volume contains “Personalia,” a comprehensive listing of German studies faculty and departments in the United States and Canada, as well as a list of all PhD theses that have been defended in the preceding year.


Call for Proposals: Monatshefte 114.3 Special Issue

Monatshefte is pleased to announce a call for proposals for a special issue in 2022. We invite interested guest editors or co-editors to propose a topic with a German Studies focus (broadly conceived) by sending us a list of contributor names, brief abstracts from contributors (300 words maximum), mini-bios of the guest editor(s), and a rationale for the volume of 500–1000 words by January 1, 2020. Typically, Monatshefte issues consist of 5 to 7 articles with 6000–8000 words, but we are open to alternative formats provided they remain roughly within that total length.


We will evaluate the proposals on the basis of the interest and timeliness of the topic, the coherence of contributions as a single issue, the representation of diverse identities and career stages by the contributors, and the expertise of contributors in the topic.


Please send proposals to


  • Proposals due 1/1/2021
  • The editors, in consultation with the editorial board and international advisory board if needed, will make our decision by 2/1/2021
  • The completed manuscripts will be due to the editors by 11/30/2021, after which they will be sent out for peer review
  • Revisions after review will be due by 3/31/2022
  • The issue will appear as issue 114.3, fall 2022


Special Issues

Rache und Sprache, Monatshefte Vol. 111 #3
Archive und Geheimdienstakten: Dialogisches Erinnern an Verfolgung und Zensur im Ostblock, Monatshefte Vol. 110 #2
Weimar Photography in Context, Monatshefte vol. 109 #2
Measuring the World, Monatshefte vol. 108 #3
Observation in Science and Literature, Monatshefte vol. 105 #3
Kafkas Spätstil/Kafka’s Late Style, Monatshefte vol. 103 #3
H.G. Adler—Dichter Gelehrter Zeuge, Monatshefte vol. 103 #2
Writing in Images, Monatshefte vol. 102 #3
100th Volume Special Issue, Monatshefte vol. 100 #1
Dea Loher, Monatshefte vol. 99 #3
The Art of Hearing, Monatshefte vol. 98 #2
Encounters with Schiller, Monatshefte vol. 97 #3
Integrität, Monatshefte vol. 97 #2
Johann Gottfried Herder 1744–1803, Monatshefte vol. 95 #2
Rereading Adorno, Monatshefte Vol. 94 #1, available on JSTOR


Monatshefte’s 100th Volume

From the Editor

Greetings from the Profession


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