After a summer spent edits of various books and articles, I am happy to say that my research on European literature made in the UK has been published in Alluvium, an open-access online journal focusing on “21st century writing and 21st century approaches”. (And no, this isn’t an elaborate joke about Brexit.) This issue also contains some wonderful contributions on, among others, zombies and neoliberal breakdowns, women writers as shamans of a globalised age, and the possibilities of belonging and who we are and, most importantly, who we want we to be. Edited by Victoria Addis, Sam Cutting and Julia Ditters, the whole issue is available online and I whole-heartedly recommend you to take a look. Many thanks once more to Victoria and Julia, who were indispensable in the process of writing this article!
I am also very happy to say that I have been commissioned to write a follow-up article for the October issue of Alluvium enquiring into contemporary literary and artistic practices. Which is due, I believe, “in the summer”. Wish me luck and some more good weather, so that I can stretch that deadline well into September.
On a related note: applications for the Novel Writing Workshop in the winter semester of 2019/2020 at the University of Bonn are now open. Although the course description is in German, applications in the English language are welcome and encouraged.