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Ranciere’s ‘literary animals’. The conditions of possibility of ‘political subjectivation’ (2019)
Journal Article
Lane, J. (in press). Ranciere’s ‘literary animals’. The conditions of possibility of ‘political subjectivation’. Textual Practice,

Jacques Rancière re-inflects Aristotle's famous maxim to claim that 'man is a political animal because he is a literary animal'. He goes on to relate this characteristic of 'literarity' to Plato's description of written language as an 'orphan letter'... Read More about Ranciere’s ‘literary animals’. The conditions of possibility of ‘political subjectivation’.

Music Hall, Jigs and Strippers: English Low-Brow Music in French Nineteenth-Century Travel Writing (2019)
Journal Article
Scott, H. (2019). Music Hall, Jigs and Strippers: English Low-Brow Music in French Nineteenth-Century Travel Writing. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 55(4), 397-414. https://doi.org/10.1093/fmls/cqz020

It is a commonplace to remark that nineteenth-century England was a land without music. Yet French travel writers in the fin de siècle remark again and again on their astonishing, low-brow musical encounters in the nation’s capital. The present artic... Read More about Music Hall, Jigs and Strippers: English Low-Brow Music in French Nineteenth-Century Travel Writing.

Writing food and food memories in Turkish-German literature by Renan Demirkan, Hatice Akyün and Emine Sevgi Özdamar (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Bartel, H. (2019). Writing food and food memories in Turkish-German literature by Renan Demirkan, Hatice Akyün and Emine Sevgi Özdamar. In D. Göttsche (Ed.), Memory and Postcolonial Studies: Synergies and New Directions

This essay explores the role of food and eating in the autobiographical fictions of three very different female Turkish-German authors writing in German. It employs postcolonial theory to explore the complex relationship between gender, identity and... Read More about Writing food and food memories in Turkish-German literature by Renan Demirkan, Hatice Akyün and Emine Sevgi Özdamar.

Social meaning in the perception of neutral tone variation in Putonghua (2018)
Journal Article
Zhao, H. (2018). Social meaning in the perception of neutral tone variation in Putonghua. Asia-Pacific Language Variation, 4(2), 161-196. https://doi.org/10.1075/aplv.18003.zha

This study investigates the perception of the variation of neutral tone, a phonetic feature in China’s official language, Putonghua. Specifically, I explore whether native listeners perceive social meanings such as standardness, regional-ness, status... Read More about Social meaning in the perception of neutral tone variation in Putonghua.

Realismus und Moderne in der Kleinen Prosa von Robert Musils "Nachlass zu Lebzeiten" (2018)
Journal Article
Goettsche, D. (2018). Realismus und Moderne in der Kleinen Prosa von Robert Musils "Nachlass zu Lebzeiten". Musil-Forum, 35, 7-26. doi:10.1515/9783110583359

This study proposes a new approach to Robert Musil’s engagement with the tradition of (German) Realism. It shifts the focus from his novellas and his novel "Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften" to the short prose of his "Nachlass zu Lebzeiten" (1936) while a... Read More about Realismus und Moderne in der Kleinen Prosa von Robert Musils "Nachlass zu Lebzeiten".