After the successful start of Textpraxis in November 2010, we are happy to present you the second issue of the Digitales Journal für Philologie.
As online-journal of the Graduate School Practices of Literature at the University of Münster, Textpraxis understands itself as a platform which has the intention to 1. be digital and in the sense of open access accessible to all, 2. publish articles of high quality and 3. be open to different voices and at the same time to support a dialogue among philology. The conception of Textpraxis shall do justice to the fact that scientific work always means communication, dialogue and interaction. The electronic publishing project Textpraxis also invites you to participate.
As a collaborative project, all articles published in Textpraxis can be commented by all readers. If you want to point something out to the authors, to ask questions or to call attention to problems, you have the direct possibility for dialogue and interaction. Our journal also offers space for extensive reactions: you are able to submit an independent article as a response article to texts already published in Textpraxis anytime. We hope that this medium for scholarly communication will be used more in the second issue. The articles published in issue # 1 will still be accessible for a continuous discussion.
The second issue of Textpraxis offers a wide range of philological contributions with its three sections:
In the section »Literature and Society« Frauke Bayer deals with the question in what way society makes demands on authors. A mythologisation of authors is shown on the basis of the Fontane-myth in Günter Grass’s novel Ein weites Feld. In this issue, the contribution to »Theories of literary studies« is from Jörg Schönert. He presents a functional model for the description of the textual structures and communicative effects of the literary satire. This article documents how this subject area, which has been long neglected in the German literary studies, finds entry into the international discussion. Not least of all because of this, the article corresponds to the interphilological profile of Textpraxis. In the category »Literary studies and Practice« also non-scientists get a chance to speak. In the case of the present issue, the author Jan Decker (Leipzig) provides a poetological essay which gets to the bottom of the subjectivity of literary writing. Since we knowingly abstained from a review of the text, the article invites even more lively debate, comments and response articles.
We look forward to working with you!
Your Textpraxis Editorial Team