Category Archives: Aktuelle Publikationen

Lossau, Julia, Ingo H. Warnke & Daniel Schmidt-Brücken (Eds.). in print. Spaces of Dissension: Towards a New Perspective on Contradiction. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

This volume focusses on contradiction as a key concept in the Humanities and Social Sciences. By bringing together theoretical and empirical contributions from a broad disciplinary spectrum, the volume advances research in contradiction and on contradictory phenomena, laying the foundations for a new interdisciplinary field of research: Contradiction Studies. Dealing with linguistic phenomena, urban geographies, business economy, literary writing practices, theory of the social sciences, and language education, the contributions show that contradiction, rather than being a logical exemption in the Aristotelian sense, provides a valuable approach to many fields of socially, culturally, and historically relevant fields of research.

Lienert, Elisabeth (ed.). 2019. Poetiken des Widerspruchs in vormoderner Erzählliteratur. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Dieser Band enthält grundsätzliche Überlegungen und textbezogene Fallstudien zu poetologischen Potenzialen von Widersprüchen und Verwandtem in deutschen und europäischen Erzähltexten vom 12. bis zum 17. Jahrhundert. Untersucht werden Akte der Widerrede und Phänomene der Unvereinbarkeit, widersprüchliche Konzeptualisierungen und narratologische Brüche, epistemologische Bedingungen der Wahrnehmung von Widersprüchlichkeit, Aspekte einer Poetologie des Widerspruchs als Mittel der Sinnkomplexion.
Unter dem Leitaspekt der Möglichkeiten einer Poetik des Widerspruchs werden Texte unterschiedlicher Gattungen analysiert, insbesondere mittelhochdeutsche Heldenepik (Nibelungenlied, Eckenlied), deutsche Chansons de geste (Rolandslied, Wolframs von Eschenbach Willehalm), höfische Legende (Hartmanns von Aue Gregorius), höfische Romane (von Eilharts von Oberg Tristrant über Hartmanns Artusromane und Wolframs Parzival bis zum späthöfischen Roman), Verserzählungen (Mauricius von Crâûn, Helmbrecht), Mystik (Mechthild von Magdeburg), frühneuzeitliche Prosaromane (u. a. Georg Wickram, Johann Fischart, Faust- und Wagnerbuch); einbezogen sind auch Beiträge zur französischen Artusliteratur und zu Miguel de Cervantes’ Quijote.

Keller, Reiner, Anna-Katharina Hornidge & Wolf Schünemann (eds.). 2018. The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse. Investigating the Politics of Knowledge and Meaning-making. Oxon/New York: Routledge.

The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD) has reoriented research into
social forms, structuration and processes of meaning construction and reality formation;
doing so by linking social constructivist and pragmatist approaches with post-structuralist
thinking in order to study discourses and create epistemological space for analysing
processes of world-making in culturally diverse environments.
SKAD is anchored in interpretive traditions of inquiry and allows for broadening – and
possibly overcoming – of the epistemological biases and restrictions still common in
theories and approaches of Western- and Northern-centric social sciences. An innovative
volume, this book is exactly attentive to these empirically based, globally diverse further
developments of approach, with a clear focus on the methodology and its
implementation. Thus, The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse presents itself as
a research program and locates the approach within the context of interpretive social
sciences, followed by eleven chapters on different cases from around the world that
highlight certain theoretical questions and methodological challenges.
Presenting outstanding applications of the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse
across a wide variety of substantive projects and regional contexts, this text will appeal to
postgraduate students and researchers interested in fields such as Discourse Studies,
Sociology, Cultural Studies and Qualitative Methodology and Methods.

Borst/Fuchs/Urioste-Buschmann (eds.), Crossing Thresholds, 2018.

Julia Borst, Rebecca Fuchs & Martina Urioste-Buschmann (eds.): „Crossing Thresholds. Gender and Decoloniality in Caribbean Knowledge“, Special Issue, EnterText: An Interdisciplinary Humanities E-Journal 12 (2018).

This special issue connects gender issues and a decolonial perspective in Caribbean research with respect to cultural studies, artistic expression, and history. By engaging in a dialogue between Western and Caribbean knowledge systems, the articles examine how Caribbean cultural productions discuss patriarchal power structures and heteronormativity as historic-discursive constructs of an epistemology committed to thinking models of Western modernity, asking for their potential for reproducing or transcending these discourses.

Borst, To be Black in a white Country, 2017.

Julia Borst: „‚To be Black in a white country’. On the Ambivalence of the Diasporic Experience in César Mba Abogo’s El Porteador de Marlow. Canción Negra sin Color (2007)“, Research in African Literatures 28.3 (fall 2017), pp. 33-54.

This essay focuses on the ambivalence of the diasporic experience of the Black subject in Equatoguinean author César A. Mba Abogo’s writing. His narrative and lyric texts not only discuss an experience of alienness and exclusion. By establishing an extensive network of references to Black knowledge systems and intertexts, they simultaneously transcend the Black diasporic subject’s isolation and make reference to a shared afrodiasporic history of both oppression and resistance.

Borst/Tauchnitz (eds.), Migratory Movements and Diasporic Positionings, 2017.

Julia Borst & Juliane Tauchnitz (eds.): „Migratory Movements and Diasporic Positionings in Contemporary Hispano- and Catalan-African Literatures“, Special Issue, Research in African Literatures 28.3 (fall 2017).

This special issue of Research in African Literatures focuses on the representation of contemporary migratory movements, diasporic constructions and transcultural subject positions in Hispano-and Catalano-African literatures. The essays and academic articles discuss ‘movements’ in diverse constellations and on different levels (real and/or imaginary) and explore the ambivalent and contradictory positionings of the diasporic subject that oscillates between Europe and Africa continuously re-locating itself in-between cultures.

Schlickers/Toro (eds.), Perturbatory narration in film, 2017.

Sabine Schlickers & Vera Toro (eds.), Perturbatory narration in film. Narratological Studies on Deception, Paradox and Empuzzlement, Berlin: de Gruyter (Narratologia) 2017.

Perturbatory narration is a heuristic concept, applicable both quantitatively and qualitatively to a specific type of complex narratives for which narratology has not yet found an appropriate classification. This new term refers to complex narrative strategies that produce intentionally disturbing effects such as surprise, confusion, doubt or disappointment ‒ effects that interrupt or suspend immersion in the aesthetic reception process. The initial task, however, is to indicate what narrative conventions are, in fact, questioned, transgressed, or given new life by perturbatory narration. The key to our modeling lies in its combination of individual procedures of narrative strategies hitherto regarded as unrelated. Their interplay has not yet attracted scholarly attention. The essays in this volume present a wide range of contemporary films from Canada, the USA, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, France and Germany. The perturbatory narration concept enables to typify and systematize moments of disruption in fictional texts, combining narrative processes of deception, paradox and/or empuzzlement and to analyse these perturbing narrative strategies in very different filmic texts.

Schlickers (unter Mitwirkung von V. Toro): La narración perturbadora, 2017.

Sabine Schlickers (unter Mitwirkung von Vera Toro), La narración perturbadora: un nuevo concepto narratológico transmedial, Madrid: Iberoamericana 2017.

Muchos textos ficcionales modernos producen efectos desconcertantes y desorientan al lector o espectador porque transgreden o anulan las reglas del sistema narrativo vigente, la doxa narrativa. La narración perturbadora permite conceptualizar estas desviaciones narrativas e introduce una herramienta que permite analizar ciertas aporías textuales, hacerlas descriptibles e inteligibles. Los recursos singulares de la narración perturbadora se ubican en tres estrategias narrativas: la engañosa, la paradójica y la enigmatizante. Puesto que estas estrategias narrativas todavía no han sido sistematizadas por completo, se (re)modelizan primero los rasgos constitutivos de cada una por separado. El principio narrativo combinatorio de los recursos singulares de distintas estrategias narrativas se ilustra después con análisis de textos literarios y fílmicos de un amplio corpus mayoritariamente hispánico.

 

Ueckmann/Febel (eds.), Pluraler Humanismus, 2018.

Natascha Ueckman & Gisela Febel (eds.), Pluraler Humanismus. Négritude und Négrismo weitergedacht, Wiesbaden: Springer VS 2018.

Zum Inhalt

  • Literaturen der hispano- und frankophonen Welt
  • Afrokaribische Identitätsbildungen
  • Ästhetik und Humanismus

Den 100ten Geburtstag von Aimé Césaire, einem der Vordenker der weltumspannenden Bewegung der Négritude, im Jahr 2013 nahmen die Beiträger dieses Bandes zum Anlass, die neuen Ideen eines Vivre ensemble von den Antillen bis zu den Hispanics in den USA, von der subsaharischen Literatur Afrikas bis nach Mauritius exemplarisch nachzuzeichnen. Im Mittelpunkt des Bandes steht die Frage, welche Impulse für ein erneuertes humanistisches Denken heute von den im Anschluss an Négritude und Negrismo entstandenen Literaturen und Kulturtheorien ausgehen. Denn gerade in der Epoche der Globalisierung stehen wir vor der Aufgabe, eine gemeinschaftliche Ethik neu zu erfinden und Humanismus als plurales Konzept zu denken.