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  • The Birth of the Melancholic Woman
    Sabine Blackmore
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    The American writer Siri Hustvedt suffers from weak nerves. At least that is what she tells us in...
  • Life as Art: Using Transformative Drama to Address Trauma
    Kinga Anna Gajda
    Jagiellonian University in Krakow
    Transformative drama (also known as therapeutic drama) is based on the therapeutic creation of the...
  • Formulaic Horrors: The Modern Gothic Romance
    Brigita Jeraj
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
    If you think of “Gothics”, the image of darkly dressed young adults with pale faces and poor music...
  • What Is the Abode of Cultural Memory: Land or People?
    Liina Lukas
    University of Tartu
    Does the history of a people stem from the land they live on or from the written words of their...
  • Living a Lie?
    Christine Mayerhofer
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München
    Passing, or concealing an aspect of ourselves that might be regarded as a “weakness”, is a...
  • The Rhetoric of Suicide in the News On Papageno and Werther Effects
    Arno Herberth and Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
    University of Vienna
    In the third part of his autobiography (1814) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe reflects on the incident...
  • Plautus & Friends Utopia, laughs and entertainment: main features of both the sitcom and ancient theatre
    Rosario Lopez Gregoris
    Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
    Plautus causes the pariahs of the world, the slaves and prostitutes, to come up victorious from the...
  • Henrik Visnapuu – Poet for Europe
    Reet Sool
    University of Tartu
    “Who? What’s the name, again? Visnapuu?” This was the reaction of a young student when offered a...
  • Live Poetry: When Poets Get Loud and Critics Remain Silent
    Julia Novak
    University of Vienna
    Although poetry has long been pronounced a dying literary genre, it is currently experiencing a...
  • Biographical Ghosts:The Haunting of the Writer Karoline von Günderrode
    Marina Rauchenbacher
    University of Vienna
    The struggle for women in the past has been this: choose a pseudonym and be accepted as a creative...