Using the example of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Der Sandmann, Tobias Klauk, Niels Klenner and Tilmann Köppe discuss whether thematic coherence works as a guiding principle for the interpretation. Vanessa Vollmann investigates the Female Founder-narrative in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical Hamilton, while Carole Anne Costabile-Heming elaborates on how literature archives and literature museums participate in the establishment of literary canons.
In issue #18 of Textpraxis Tobias Klauk, Niels Klenner and Tilmann Köppe discuss to what extent interpreters and their interpretations determine the fictional content of literary fiction. Drawing on Peter Lamarque’s and Stein Haugom Olson’s concept of literary stance, the authors conclude that fictional contents are indeed an output of the interpreter’s belief in thematic coherence. Vanessa Vollmann investigates the Female Founder-narrative in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical Hamilton. Explaining how myths of foundation are intertwined with grand narratives of male dominance, she shows how Miranda opposes this tendency by bringing marginalized voices to the stage. In her article »Literary Afterlives. Archives, Literary Museums, and the Visibility of Texts«, Carole Anne Costabile-Heming illustrates how the German Literature Archive and the Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach contribute to the visibility of authors and how institutions therefore impact the literary canon.
We express our thanks to our external reviewers Eva-Maria Konrad (University of Frankfurt a. M.), Marlena Tronicke (University of Münster) and Ulrich von Bülow (German Literature Archive Marbach). Thank you for your commitment!
With this issue, Ina Batzke unfortunately leaves the editorial board. For many years, she has been a valued member of Textpraxis. We would like to thank her for her great commitment as co-publisher and editor. Hoping she remains a faithful reader to our journal, we wish her all the best for her future endeavors.
Since this issue celebrates the 10-year-anniversary of Textpraxis Christina Riesenweber, co-founder of Textpraxis, has written a short invitation to think that reflects on the development of our Journal. Thank you, Christina, for sharing your thoughts. We invite our readers to take a look. As usual, we look forward to comments and discussions. Enjoy reading!
Yours, the Textpraxis-Editors
Die Ausgabe #18 von Textpraxis. Digitales Journal für Philologie (2.2020) ist erschienen am 1. November 2020.
Redaktion und Herausgabe:
Lea Espinoza Garrido
Sarah Alice Nienhaus
Beratung und Gutachten:
Dr. Ulrich von Bülow (Marbach)
Dr. Eva-Maria Konrad (Frankfurt a. M.)
Dr. Marlena Tronicke (Münster)