Web Links

(see also author pages for links relating to individual authors)
 
Resources for German language learners: 
 
BBC website - German learning materials for adult English speakers
 
BBC website offering revision exercises for GCSE German
 
German literature online: click on a word for the English translation.
A brilliant resource provided by Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
 
Resources for learning German through German cinema
 
Open Courseware provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (select ‘Humanities’, then ‘Language’, then ‘German’)
 
http://www.lyrikline.org/
Major German-language poets read their works aloud. Sometimes includes English translations. Includes Rose Ausländer, Ingeborg Bachmann, Paul Celan, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Durs Grünbein, Hermann Hesse, Ernst Jandl, Barbara Köhler, Friederike Mayröcker, Heiner Müller, Herta Müller.
 
German resources online for postgraduate students, maintained by the IMLR in London
 
Translation database, based on a corpus of professional EU translations 
 
German learning materials for English speakers
 
German verb conjugations and grammar
 
http://www.mein-deutschbuch.de/lernen.php?menu_id=5
Practice your German grammar with online exercises.
Level A1 = Beginners; Level A2 = Elementary
Level B1 = Intermediate; Level B2 = Upper Intermediate/Higher
 
Grammar worksheets provided by American teacher
 
Resources in German:
 
http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/
Free online library of German literature
 
Free online library of German literature
 
Sophie: A digital library of works by German-speaking women
 
A selection of German short stories
 
Goethe-Institut list of literature-based links
 
Useful collection of weblinks on German-language authors (A-Z)
 
dctp.tv - online TV channel produced by the German filmmaker and writer Alexander Kluge 
  
http://www.spiegel.de/
Leading German weekly news magazine
 
http://www.zeit.de/index
Leading German weekly newspaper
 
http://www.faz.net/
Leading German newspaper
 
http://www.perlentaucher.de/
Online German cultural magazine
 
Online magazine of S. Fischer Verlag
 
Monthly magazine for contemporary German-language literature
 
Literature Portal for Berlin and Brandenburg
 
Berlin theatre founded by Bertolt Brecht in 1949

Search twelve online German specialist dictionaries
 
Portal for German literary societies and museums
 
German National Literary Archive in Marbach
 
Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue
 
Digitised page scans of German books from 1400 to the present day, produced by the University Library of Göttingen and the German Research Foundation (DFG)
 
Book reviews in English:
 
http://www.new-books-in-german.com/
Book reviews of contemporary German-language literature
 
Book reviews of German novels
 
Online introductions to contemporary German literature (in English, German and Russian)
 
European Platform for Literature
 
English translations of new German poetry and fiction
 
European cultural magazine archive 

Cultural Centres and Research Centres in the UK (with Lecture Programmes):
 
http://www.goethe.de/enindex.htm
Goethe Institute. Language and cultural centres run by the Federal Republic of Germany

Oxford German Network
 
http://www.acflondon.org/
Austrian Cultural Forum in London. Cultural Events Programme
 
http://www.modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/
Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), London. Free lectures and seminars on German-language literature and culture
 
Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing, at the IMLR in London. Contains detailed pages on contemporary women’s writing in German
 
Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature, at the IMLR in London
 
Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, at the IMLR in London
 
http://www.igs.bham.ac.uk/
Institute of Germanic Studies (IGS), University of Birmingham
 
http://www.sllf.qmul.ac.uk/research/anglogerman/
Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations, Queen Mary College, University of London
 
Centre for East German Studies (CEGS), University of Reading
 
Cultural Institutions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland:
 
A list of cultural institutions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, maintained by the IMLR in London
 
Frankfurter Buchmesse; Frankfurt Book Fair (every October)

Leipziger Buchmesse; Leipzig Book Fair (every March)
 
German PEN Center
 
Academic Journals:
 
http://www.englishgoethesociety.org/
The English Goethe Society. Members receive three issues per year of the academic journal Publications of the English Goethe Society.
Membership for residents of the UK is £18 per year or £9 per year for students. Membership for residents of the USA is $50 per year, or $40 per year reduced rate for members of the Goethe Society of North America. Membership for the rest of the world is £27 pounds sterling per year.
 
http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0016-8777
German Life and Letters, a British journal for German studies
 
http://www.maney.co.uk/index.php/journals/ogs/
Oxford German Studies, a British journal for German studies
 
http://www.mhra.org.uk/Publications/Journals/Austrian.html
Austrian Studies, a British journal for Austrian studies
 
http://www.mhra.org.uk/Publications/Journals/mlr.html
Modern Language Review, a British journal for modern language studies, includes comprehensive reviews of recent scholarship
 
Forum for Modern Language Studies, a British journal for modern language studies 
 
German Studies Review, journal of the German Studies Association (GSA)
 
Monatshefte, an American journal for modern German studies
 
The German Quarterly, an American journal for modern German studies
 
Seminar, a journal for Germanic studies, published in Canada
 
Angermion, a yearbook for Anglo-German literary relations
 
The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies. Annual critical bibliography of work done in German studies and other modern language studies
 
Comparative Critical Studies. Journal of the British Comparative Literature Association
 
Glossen, an online academic journal dedicated to post-1945 German literature
 
Book Series:
 
German Monitor: academic series on post-war German literature and culture
 
IGRS books, academic series published by the IMLR in London
 
Institute of Germanic Studies publications, published by the IMLR in London 
 
Poetry Websites:
 
http://www.lyrikline.org/
Major German-language poets read their works aloud. Sometimes includes English translations. Includes Rose Ausländer, Ingeborg Bachmann, Paul Celan, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Durs Grünbein, Hermann Hesse, Ernst Jandl, Barbara Köhler, Friederike Mayröcker, Heiner Müller, Herta Müller.
 
Modern Poetry in Translation
 
Poetry Research Network, Cardiff University
 
Blogs by German literature experts:
 
Blog by Martin Chalmers, literary translator based in Berlin
 
Blog by Katy Derbyshire, literary translator based in Berlin
 
Blog by Lyn Marven, Lecturer in German at the University of Liverpool
 
Website of Charlotte Ryland, editor of New Books in German
 
Guardian newspaper columns by Peter Thompson, University of Sheffield
 
Website of Emily Troscianko, University of Oxford
 
Website of Seán M. Williams, University of Bern
 
Online Library Catalogues in the UK:
 
 
http://copac.ac.uk/
Combined catalogue of UK research libraries
 
http://catalogue.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/search~S1
University of London Library Catalogue, including specialist German research library (IGS library). Set the search engine to ‘All Collections’ in order to obtain the best results
 
Publishers of German-language literature in English translation:
 
Prague-based publisher specialising in modern classics from Central Europe
 
Arc Publications. UK publisher specialising in world poetry, including German-language poets
 
Publisher of poetry, based in Manchester, UK
 
London-based publisher specialising in German-language modern classics
 
London-based publisher of poetry
 
London-based publisher specialising in contemporary German-language novels
 
London-based publisher specialising in modernist novels 
 
Academic Publishers:
 
http://www.camden-house.com/
American publisher specialising in books on German literature
 
Cambridge University Press, publishes a series of Companions to Literature
 
Oxford University Press, publishes Oxford World's Classics series of literature in translation
 
Legenda, leading academic publisher based in Oxford (imprint of the MHRA)
 
International academic publisher based in Amsterdam, Netherlands and in New York 
 
International academic publishing group with head office in Bern, Switzerland (offices in USA and UK)
 
De Gruyter. German academic publisher based in Berlin
 
Königshausen & Neumann. German academic publisher based in Würzburg
 
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. German academic publisher based in Göttingen
 
Publisher based in Oxford and New York specialising in history, film and cultural studies
 
Videos:
 
John Armstrong, lecture on Goethe (2009)
 
Martin Swales, lecture on ‘The Values of Literary Criticism’ (2015)