The GDR Bulletin was originally published by the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures at Washington University in 26 volumes from 1975 to 1999. In its early years, it appeared in the form of a newsletter, with notes on conferences, grants, news, and occasional book reviews. In later years it evolved into a more traditional journal, with scholarly articles, interviews with key GDR literary figures (e.g.- Jurek Becker, Heiner Müller), and book reviews.
Patricia Herminghouse, vol. 1 - vol. 8 (1975-1982)
Barton Byg, vol. 9, no. 1,2 (1983)
Robert S. Leventhal, vol. 9, no.3 - vol. 10, no. 2 (1983-1984)
Thomas C. Fox, vol. 10, no. 3 - vol. 14, no. 1 (1984-1988)
Elke Segelcke, vol. 14, no. 2 - vol. 15, no. 1 (1988-1989)
Thomas C. Fox, vol. 15, no. 2 - vol. 18, no. 1 (1989-1992)
Stephan K. Schindler, vol. 18, no. 2 - vol. 20, no. 1 (1992-1994)
Brigitte Rossbacher, vol. 21, no. 2 - vol. 26 (1994-1999)
Republishing the journal as an open access online publication with article level details opens up its content to everyone with an interest in the field.
Notes on the digital edition
In order to present as much material as possible without bogging down in details, many sections of the journal--particularly from the early years--are published here as whole sections without any indication as to their actual content. For example, there are sections such as Notes in Brief and Forthcoming Conferences. In many cases, these sections do contain bylines, but these have not been captured in the abstracts.
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GDR Bulletin: made available online by New Prairie Press as a service to scholars and students of German literature. We gratefully acknowledge the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Washington University in St. Louis for their consent and the Libraries at Washington University for their loan of their print copy.