Textpraxis # 17
In this issue, Doris Pichler argues for a praxeological concept of ‘text’. Carolin Müller discusses the link between mobility and identity in two novels by Abbas Khider. Jana Maria Weiß explains the mechanics of literary scandals by focusing on their affective dimension.
In issue #17 of Textpraxis. Digital Journal for Philology, Doris Pichler argues for a praxeological concept of ‘text’. While this concept is based on a definition that derives from literary studies, Pichler emphasizes its multidisciplinary shape. Including debates about the scholarly fields of Law and Literature and Economics and Literature, Pichler concludes her paper by analyzing a text by Joseph A. Schumpeter, a scholar in economics, and thereby illustrates the potential of a primarily interdisciplinary notion of ‘text’. Carolin Müller analyzes Abbas Khider's novels Der falsche Inder (2008) and Briefe in die Auberginenrepublik (2013). Drawing on Victor Turner’s concepts of „liminality“ and „communitas“, Müller discusses mobility in these novels as a means to establish or destruct social identities. Jana Maria Weiß focuses on the affective dimensions of literary scandals. Referring to the outrage that followed the display of Eugen Gomringers poem avenidas in Berlin as an example, Weiß highlights how emotionally charged rhetoric fuels and influences the emergence of discursive groups.
Many thanks go to our external reviewers Kristen Dickinson from Michigan, Ann Arbor, Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf from Münster, and Clemens Knobloch from Siegen for providing constructive criticism to our authors. Many thanks for your time and efforts!
We hope that you will enjoy reading this issue of Textpraxis and, as always, encourage you to submit response articles or provide comments to the newly published articles.
Your Textpraxis Editorial Team
Textpraxis #17 (2.2019) was published on November 1, 2019.
Lea Espinoza Garrido
Kristin Dickinson, PhD (Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Prof. Dr. Clemens Knobloch (Siegen)
Prof. Dr. Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf (Münster)
Cover: Lea Espinoza Garrido