Textpraxis # 9
In the ninth issue Ashwin Manthripagada continues our encounter with the ’68 movement in his article on Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha, Elisabeth Heyne provides guidelines for a bio-aesthetical poetics of the symmetry between text and image and Michael Serrer, head of the Literature Office of Northrhine-Westphalia, is interviewed by the Textpraxis editors.
In this ninth edition, our digital journal of philology Textpraxis presents itself in a new design. In the course of a ›relaunch‹, our website has not only optimized its outward appearance, but also offers readers new helpful functions. Textpraxis is from now on bilingual and can be viewed in both English and German. Also, the dialogue between authors and reviewers in the backend of Textpraxis is also now possible in both languages. We would like to point out that our users have to request their passwords again, as for privacy reasons a transfer of passwords from the old to the new website was not possible.
The editors would like to thank the International Office of the WWU Münster for the provision of financial resources, which have enabled the technical implementation of a bilingual website. We hope that the international orientation of Textpraxis will continue to be promoted further in the future.
To emphasize our new internationalization, our current edition is also opened by an English article: In the section »Literature and Society«, Ashwin Manthripragada deals with Hermann Hesse's work and connected it to the topic of the '68 movement, which has also been explored in the previous two issues of Textpraxis. In the section »Theories of Literature«, Elisabeth Heyne dedicates her article to Judith Schalansky's Der Hals der Giraffe and provides guidelines for a bio-aesthetical poetics of the symmetry between text and image. The section »Literature and Practice« features an interview with Michael Serrer, acting head of the Literature Office of Northrhine-Westphalia in Düsseldorf since 1998.
We would like to thank the authors and the reviewers of the current issue for the great cooperation.
Lastly, we wish all readers a pleasant and stimulating read.
Your Textpraxis editors
Textpraxis # 9 (2.2014) has been published on November 1 2014.
Dr. Ingo Cornils (Leeds)
PD Dr. Silke Horstkotte (Leipzig)
Cover image: Barbara Din (under this licence)