Newsletter - Part 8

posted by PP on 2005/07/01 15:33

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Dear Readers, here is the ultimative staccato-version of our 46th Newsletter... (the complete Text, in English as well as in German, could be recieved here [.pdf])

Ludwig Elle has translated the "/home"-Site of the Platform into Hornjoserbsce, the Sorbian variant that is spoken in the region of the Saxon part of Lusatia.

The Weblogs kinEast (by Silvia Horvath) and BalkanCities (by Maximilian Hartmuth) are accessible for the public since June 1st. Further, since the end of June, Sandor Soós and Viktor Bedő have started their Weblog Budapest, as well as Maja Anđel, Milka Car, Lidija Lacko Vidulić, Svjetlan Lacko Vidulić and Rikard Puh started blogging Zagreb within kk.rev‘s Weblog forum.

The second Call for Applications for the Weblog Forum will be launched by August 1. The deadline is going to end on September 16, 2005.

On August 11/12, 2005 our workshop "Emergence Room" on web publishing and Weblogs will be held in Vienna. Interxion, Viennas largest server farm will host the workshop. Detailed information on the workshop - which is open to the public - will be given within Newsletter +47 and directly within the Weblogs Editor and Redaktion.

Case studies: Ulrich Bach reflects in A Colonial-Utopian Dream. Lazar von Hellenbachs Insel Mellonta (1883) on the alternative models of nation states by writers of the Habsburg monarchy. The heterogeneity and complexity of their utopias differ from the mainstream of European national utopias.
Eszter Propszt in Das Rezept, das von der Monarchie verschrieben wurde: Franz Josef Bitterwasser analyses a novel by István Elmer about the assimilation process of an Austrian family of pharmacists in Hungary. The pharmacy "Franz Josef Bitterwasser" ist he main sem of this assimilation process and the construction of identity.

Reviews: Barbara Aufschnaiter and Dunja Brötz deliver a detailed insight in the theory of the novel of Georg Lukács and Michail Bachtin. Their review is on Galin Tihanov's The Master and the Slave. Lukács, Bakhtin, and the Ideas of Their Time.
Ursula Reber has reviewed Boris Buden's Der Schacht von Babel. Ist Kultur übersetzbar?.

Materials: Five conference programmes (by the Institut Deutsche Presseforschung in Bremen, the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, the Forum Ostmittel- und Südosteuropa in Zürich, the Austrian Society for German Studies in Klagenfurt and the Women's Room in Zagreb) have been released, as well as the IAPPS' (Ljubljana) Call for Papers for the "Anniversary issue of Politikon - 'North-South Relations. Colonial Attitudes and Cooperation for Development'".

For the exact titles of all articles, presentations and materials, as well as for the particular hyperlinks, just press the menu-button Aktuelles at the Platform. If you wanna know, what's going on in July and what events are planned, just click here. And if you have any comments, questions or suggestions regarding this Newsletter or the platform in general, contact or


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Seitenwechsel. Geschichten vom Fußball. Hgg. v. Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bohmann 2008, 237 pp.
(Weitere Informationen hier)
Transcarpathica. Germanistisches Jahrbuch Rumänien 3-4/2004-2005. Hgg. v. Andrei Corbea-Hoisie u. Alexander Rubel. Bukarest/Bucuresti: Editura Paideia 2008, 336 pp.
[Die online-Fassung meines Einleitungsbeitrags "Thesen zur Bedeutung der Medien für Erinnerungen und Kulturen in Mitteleuropa" findet sich auf Kakanien revisited (Abstract / .pdf).]
Seitenweise. Was das Buch ist. Hgg. v. Thomas Eder, Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bundespressedienst 2010, 480 pp.
(Weitere Informationen hier wie da, v.a. auch do. - und die Rezension von Ursula Reber findet sich hier [.pdf].)
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