The Max Kade Center for Contemporary German Literature was founded in 1984 by its director, Paul Michael Lützeler, Rosa May Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities. The Center promotes teaching and research of modern German literature. The Contemporary German Literature Collection is the research basis of the Center and is the largest of its kind in North America. The collection is housed within the German contemporary literature section (PT 2660-2728) on Level B of Olin Library. Collection materials are made available to other universities via interlibrary loan.
Annotated bibliographies of each year's new books are available online. Beginning in 2014, the bibliographies include subject and genre descriptors for each title. Recent issues of the Bibliography include:
For additional resources, see the following: