Digital Journal for Philology
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.
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)
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.
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.