Cover Textpraxis # 19

Textpraxis # 19

1.2021

In Textpraxis # 19 Adrian Brauneis discusses how the concept of ›Anschaulichkeit‹ enhances the reader's ability to conceptualize literary descriptions as sensory perceptions. Katharina Andrea Kalthoff and Leonie Windt-Wenzel consider how the concept of ›solastalgia‹ - or its absence - might be useful for the last debates within the field of ecocriticism. Ou first podcast starts with an interview with Jörg Albrecht, artistic director of the Center for Literature at Burg Hülshoff about transformation, digitalization and the public when promoting literature.

Theories of Literary Study
AdrianBrauneis
Mit einer Modellanalyse von Christian Krachts Roman »Die Toten« (2016)

In his contribution, Adrian Brauneis addresses the question of how works of fiction manage to create vividness despite their fictional content. By doing so, this article also invstigates the role of the narrator and his or her involvement for the process of creating vividness. Brauneis starts by examing and explaining the literary-aesthetic techniques that help a fictional text to become more vivid. In a second step, the theoretical approaches and findings on decidedly descriptive and highly vivid fictions and narratives are underpinned by means of a model analysis of Christian Kracht's novel Die Toten (2016)

Literature and Society
Katharina Andrea KalthoffLeonieWindt-Wetzel

Katharina Andrea Kalthoff and Leonie Windt-Wetzel investigate the emotional challenges of fictional characters with environmental changes. In their contribution entitled »Endangered Shorelines and Absent Solastalgia in Recent English, Irish, and Northern Irish Short Fiction,« they further discuss how the concept of ›solastalgia‹ – in particular its absence – might be useful for the latest debates within the field of ecocriticism.

 

Philologie im Gespräch
JörgAlbrecht
Transformation, Digitalisierung und Öffentlichkeit am Center for Literature in Havixbeck

Our kick-off podcast session starts with an interview of Jörg Albrecht, the  artistic director of the Center for Literature at Burg Hülshoff.. In his interview, Albrecht primarily addresses the issues of transformation, digitalization, and the public when promoting literature. 

Editorial

The editorial board is delighted to announce the 19th issue of Textpraxis. Digital Journal for Philology.

In the 19th issue of Textpraxis, Adrian Brauneis discusses the concept of ›Anschaulichkeit‹.  By discussing Christian Kracht’s novel Die Toten (The Dead, 2016). Brauneis explores how ›Anschaulichkeit‹ enhances the reader’s ability to conceptualize literary descriptions as sensory perceptions.

Katharina Andrea Kalthoff and Leonie Windt-Wetzel investigate the emotional challenges of fictional characters with environmental changes. In their contribution entitled »Endangered Shorelines and Absent Solastalgia in Recent English, Irish, and Northern Irish Short Fiction«, they further discuss how the concept of ›solastalgia‹ – or its absence – might be useful for the latest debates within the field of ecocriticism.

We are particularly excited to announce our very first podcast as a new, soon-to-be regular feature. Our kick-off podcast session starts with an interview of Jörg Albrecht, the  artistic director of the Center for Literature at Burg Hülshoff.. In his interview, Albrecht primarily addresses the issues of transformation, digitalization, and the public when promoting literature.

We especially thank our reviewers PD Dr. Nadine Böhm-Schnitker, Dr. Katharina Führholzer and Prof. Dr. Tilmann Köppe for their time and commitment.

Our editorial board has changed since our jubilee-issue last fall: While Yashka Chavan left the board – thank you very much for your productive participation! – we welcome our new members Max Alsmann, Dominik Hübschmann, Eva Tanita Kraaz, and Roman Seebeck.

As for you, dear readers, we hope you enjoy the new issue. As always, we are very much looking forward to comments and discussions – on our homepage as on our twitter-account @textpraxis.

Yours,

the Editorial Board

Imprint

Textpraxis # 19 was published on May 1, 2021.

Editorial Team:

Sona Arasteh-Roodsary 
Christina Becher
Nursan Celik
Gesine Heger
Dominik Hübschmann
Thomas Kater
Eva Tanita Kraatz
Sarah Alice Nienhaus
Hanna Pulpanek
Laura Reiling
Roman A. Seebeck

Reviewers:
Nadine Böhm-Schnitker (Bielefeld)
Katharina Führholzer (Philadelphia)
Tilmann Köppe (Göttingen)

Cover: Dominik Hübschmann

ISSN 2191-8236