Peter Morgan, “The Sign of Saturn: Melancholy, Homelessness and Apocalypse in W. G. Sebald’s Prose Narratives, ” repr. in Elsaghe, Yahya, Luca Liechti, and Oliver Lubrich, W. G. Sebald (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftlichen Buchgesellschaft 2012)

Seit seinem Tod im Jahr 2001 ist eine Flut von Fachliteratur zu W. G Sebald erschienen. Es scheint daher an der Zeit, zentrale Interessen der Forschung zu identifizieren und aus der Vielzahl von Veröffentlichungen exemplarische Arbeiten zusammenzustellen… Read more…

What is the Human?, edited by Liam Semler, Bob Hodge & Philippa Kelly (ASP 2012)

How do we define the human today? Have the tumultuous changes of the past half century created such new conditions and epistemologies that all older ideas and answers are obsolete? Are Humanities disciplines and the knowledge they contain now consigned to specialist interest in an irrelevant past? Read more…

Tom Clark, Stay on Message: Poetry and Truthfulness in Political Speech (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2012)

Political speech is a type of performance poetry. That may seem unlikely to those who struggle with its clichés and platitudes, but understanding the links between political speech and oral traditions of poetry allows us to appreciate its strengths alongside its weaknesses, the creativity alongside the banality. Read more…