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Book series celebrates first decade, welcomes new editor

What began as an experiment in publishing scholarly books is now a widely recognized success story in the humanities.

A book series by Cornell University Library and Cornell University Press in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought, recently celebrated its 10th year of publishing print and electronic books.

Signale also has released its 30th title, Forms of Life: Aesthetics and Biopolitics in German Culture by Andreas Gailus.

At the start of 2021, Signale honored the legacy of founding editor Peter Uwe Hohendahl, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of German Studies and Comparative Literature (A&S), and welcomed its new editor, Paul Fleming, the L. Sanford and Jo Mills Reis Professor of Humanities in Comparative Literature and German Studies, and the Taylor Family Director of the Society for the Humanities (A&S).

Leslie A. Adelson, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of German Studies (A&S) and a member of the Signale editorial board, expressed “profound appreciation for Peter Hohendahl’s innovative creation and brilliant stewardship of Signale.

“Paul Fleming is eminently well-suited to this important new editorial role,” she said. “Signale will surely thrive in additional ways under his distinctive leadership.”

Signale was launched in 2010 as an innovative publishing model for meeting the challenges of scholarly publishing in the humanities. It has become one of the chief venues in North America for book publishing in the field of German Studies.

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