Focus on German Studies

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Focus on German Studies is a scholarly journal for German language literature and German Studies, which is run and published exclusively by graduate students at the University of Cincinnati. We publish only writing submitted by other graduate students. Our format includes articles on German Studies, German literature, interviews with German-speaking authors, and book reviews of contemporary literature. For more information, see

From 1994 through 2000, this journal was known as Focus on Literatur: a journal for German-language literature.


Starting with Volume 21 (2014), Focus on German Studies began publication as an online, open-access journal. Articles will continue being saved in this digital collection for preservation reasons, but the official journal website, including all back-issues, is available at