Germanistic Contributions

Edited by the
Department for German Studies
of the
Faculty for Letters and Arts
of the
“Lucian Blaga” University in Sibiu,
under the guidance of the
Center for Anglo-American and Germanistic Research


Prof. Maria Sass, Ph. D.
“Lucian Blaga” University in Sibiu

Online edition:
Lect. Marius Stroia, Ph. D.
“Lucian Blaga” University in Sibiu

Editorial board:

Prof. Dr. Hermann Scheuringer: FZ DIMOS University in Regensburg
Prof. Dr. Britt-Marie-Schuster: University in Paderborn
Prof. Dr. Matjaž Birk: University in Maribor
Prof. Dr. Thede Kahl: Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena
Prof. Dr. Iulia-Karin Patrut: University in Flensburg
Prof. Dr. Mathias Bauer: University in Flensburg
Assoc. Prof.  Dr. Gordana Ristić: University in Novi Sad
Prof. Dr. Marina Petrović Jülich- University in Kragujevac
Dr. Eugen Christ: Donauschwäbische Kulturstiftung des Landes Baden-Württemberg
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sunhild Galter: “Lucian Blaga” University in Sibiu
Assoc. Prof.  Dr. Doris Sava: “Lucian Blaga” University in Sibiu
Assoc. Prof. Dr.  Dana-Janetta Dogaru: “Lucian Blaga” University in Sibiu
Asist. Dr. Martin Stangl,  “Lucian Blaga” University in Sibiu
Prof. Dr. Em. Horst Schuller: Heidelberg

Scientific Board:

Prof.  Stefan Sienerth, Ph. D.
Institute for the German Culture and History of South-East Europe
at the “Ludwig Maximilian” University in Munich

Prof. Heinrich J. Dingeldein, Ph. D.
Philipps University in Marburg

Dr. h.c. Joachim Wittstock
Writer Sibiu/Hermannstadt

Peer Review:

Prof. Dr. Erzsebet Knipf-Komlósi: Philological Faculty in Budapesta, Hungary 
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Csaba Földes: Philosophical Fakulty, University in Erfurt
Prof. Dr. George Guţu: Philological Faculty at the University in Bucharest
Prof. Dr. Ioan Lăzărescu: Philological Faculty at the University in Bucharest
Prof. Dr. András Balogh: Philological Faculty in Klausenburg
Assoc. Prof.  Dr. Carmen Elisabeth Puchianu: Transilvania University in Brasov


The first issue of the Germanistische Beiträge was published in 1993. It was planned that the review should appear annually or twice a year according to the available financial resources.

It is a specialized publication in the philological field, more exactly in the field of German language, literature, culture and civilization.

It included materials written exclusively in the German language.

The editors of the current publication aim at the strengthening of the scientific cooperation in the field of German studies, attracting both local scholars from Sibiu, as well as coworkers from the other universities in Romania, such as Bucharest, Timisoara, Iasi, Brasov and Cluj, as well as some from Germany: Munich, Marburg, Berlin, Bochum, Frankfurt on the Main, Paderborn etc.

A large part of the articles published in the 17 years from its appearance are materials presented in some symposiums and national and international scientific sessions which took place in Sibiu. The presence of quite a high number of scholars from Germany, Austria, Switzerland both at scientific events and with articles in our review, confirm the scientific level of our publication.

We hope that our review will continue to confirm the important role of the Germanic studies in Sibiu for this branch of studies at an European levels.

The Germanic scholars in Sibiu participate in numerous research projects, in partnership with universities from Germany, our publication granting them the possibility of publishing the results of their research.

Last but not least, we are involved in research and a number of young colleagues and doctoral candidates publish parts of their research until the finishing of their doctoral research.

We wish that the research should be a challenge for all of us and we intend to attract some valuable elements from the student researchers, especially from those who study for a masters degree.

We are asking that articles or letters should be addressed to:

Universitatea „Lucian Blaga“ din Sibiu
Facultatea de Litere si Arte
Catedra de Germanistica
B-dul Victoriei, 5-7
550024 Sibiu / România

Tel.: (+4)0269/215556 – 217:
Fax: (+4)0269/217887
Beginning with 2020 the publication appears once a year.

ISSN 1454-5144