The SOCIETY FOR GERMAN RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE LITERATURE (SGRABL) was founded in 1983 to serve as a resource and support for scholars and teachers working in the area of Early Modern German literature and culture. This included (formerly more commonly called) Renaissance and Baroque studies. It serves scholars and teachers by providing a forum for discussion, exchange, presentation of research (and teaching initiatives) for mostly college and university professors in North America. It also provides an important link to scholars in Germany and Europe with the journal Daphnis. Zeitschrift für Mittlere Deutsche Literatur, which also serves as an important print forum for members. The society is interested in cutting-edge research and initiatives that also look beyond the German context and foster interdisciplinary research.