Low German falls under the protection of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. Stefan Willer discusses how this affects its use in literature and radio programs within the framework of diversity politics (in German).
Telling, Describing, Representing Extermination. The Auschwitz Sonderkommando, their Testimony and their Legacy
International conference organized at the Centre Marc Bloch and the ZfL, Apr. 12-13, 2018. Deadline Nov. 19th, 2017
»Jünger Debatte« is published by the »Ernst and Friedrich Georg Jünger Society« and co-edited by Detlev Schöttker (ZfL). The first issue focuses on Ernst Jünger and Judaism.
This volume contains writings by Jacob Taubes, some of which remained unpublished during his life time. They range from 1942 to 1987. Texts originally published in English were translated into German for this collection.
The new issue of the ZfL online publication series INTERJEKTE aims to develop a theory of the holy text. The essays (in German) investigate readings, practices, and adaptations of ›holy texts‹ from different perspectives such as religious and literary studies, theology, and visual studies.
The ZfL is currently accepting applications for a student assistant position in the research project »Early Modes of Writing the Shoah«, starting 1 Nov 2017.
Applications due by 20 Oct 2017.
The »Working group for the Cultural Study of Periodicals« that is based at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen and at the ZfL is now associate member of Eurozine.
Stockhammer engages with textual evidence of 1967, and Neuffer’s review illuminates the consequences of this approach for historiography (in German).
With the day of German unity approaching, Tatjana Petzer tells the story of Berlin's TV tower, highlighting the symbolism of spherical architecture (in German).
The DFG-Network »The Aesthetics and Politics of Touch in Literature and Other Media« headed by Sandra Fluhrer (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg) and Andrea Erwig (ZfL) has been approved by the DFG for a period of two years.
Weitzman's research project deals with how the concept of obscenity relates to questions of representation, perception, and knowledge in late nineteenth and early twentieth century European realism.
The Humboldt ranking indicates the number of Humboldt fellows hosted at a particular German humanities or social science research institute outside of the national university system between the years 2012–2016. Of one hundred institutions, the ZfL was ninth overall in terms of the number of Humboldt fellows hosted.