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Call Numbers - Call Number locations for German (in Reference and Stacks)
PF - German language
PN - Literary history and collections
PT - Germanic literature
Research in German Studies
This is a brief list of useful subject specific research sources available in Wesleyan's libraries and on the Internet. It is intended to provide a starting point for research in German, sufficient for basic research needs. For more extensive research needs, you can ask for a personal research session with a librarian.
Introductions and Overviews
The Cambridge History of German Literature (1997)
Olin Stacks PT91 .C36 1997. With signed essays on periods of German literature, this work includes a 75-page bibliographic section with selected titles organized by the time periods covered in the essays.
A Companion to German Literature: From 1500 to the Present (1997)
Olin Stacks PT236 .S55 1997. Nine narrative chapters, organized by genre, provide a history of German literature within the wider context of German culture.
The Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics collection offers over 2000 comprehensive and accessible essays on major authors, periods and genres, written by experts and designed for student readers. For the author Companions each writer is placed in literary and historical context; their major works are analysed, either in separate chapters or grouped according to theme, and their influence on later writers assessed. The generic and topical Companions cover periods of English literature such as Old English or the Victorian Novel, and literary genres such as Modernism or Greek Tragedy, giving the student vital contextual information about political, social, religious and artistic relationships. The Companions to Classical Civilisation examine key periods and aspects of the civilisations of ancient Greece and Rome.
This resource is available only to current faculty, staff and students of Wesleyan University.