Textpraxis # 4
This issue continues to emphasize the principle of dialogue in Textpraxis and thus publishes a response article by Johanne Mohs regarding Beatrice Nickels investigation about poetry objects in urban areas. In the article sections, Stefan Tetzlaff is concerned with the function of chance in Daniel Kehlmann’s prose, Erik Schilling located the novel Die letzte Welt by Christoph Ransmayr in the debate about historical and postmodern narratives and Jürgen Gunia reflects the concept of competence in the humanities.
In this fourth issue of Textpraxis the interactive potential, which is targeted programmatically by this Textpraxis and is thus distinguishing it from other journals, is continued. In her response article, Johanne Mohs takes critical reference to Beatrice Nickel’s contribution about intermediality in urban areas from the previous edition. We are therefore confident that our concept of dialogical science is received positively and we hope that also the current contributions of Jürgen Gunia, Erik Schilling und Stefan Tetzlaff encourage or continue critical debates.
A new feature of Textpraxis regards our online presence: Since November 2011, Textpraxis now also has an account on Facebook, via which not only current information is available, but also the concept of dialogism is continued. Furthermore, you will now find Textpraxis in the international Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), where individual contributions can be searched for. The Open-Access strategy of Textpraxis has proven promising also in other areas: We are thankful that both the Fachbereich 09 of the University of Münster and the Institute for Germanics currently support us financially.
Textpraxis goes back to an initiative of doctoral students of the Graduate School Practice of Literature. Two founding members are now in their final stages of their PhDs and are therefore no longer actively involved in the editorial work: We thus thankfully say goodbye to Christina Riesenweber and Till Huber, whose creative ideas and enthusiasm have made this journal possible in the first place. We also would like to mention the three reviewers of this issue, who worked according to the cooperation principle of Textpraxis and thus benefited the contributions substantially by giving productive comments. Therefore, we thank Anne Hillenbach, Sigrid Köhler und Leonhard Herrmann.
Your Textpraxis editorial team
Textpraxis # 4 (1.2012) has been published on May 1 2012.
Dr. Leonhard Herrmann, Universität Leipzig
Dr. Anne Hillenbach, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i. Br.
Dr. Sigrid Köhler, Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Cover image: Björn Muschall