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Is technology a help or a hindrance for writers?

Posted by Sam Sedgman |

The internet can be a real problem. Or at least that’s how many writers, including Zadie Smith and Nick Hornby, sometimes feel. They are two of a cohort of writers who confess to keeping their ...

Monday Mo 28 28 September Sep 09 9 15 2015 September Sep 09 9 Monday Mo 28 28 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

On the diary as a literary genre/ Über das Tagebuch als literarische Gattung

Posted by Peter Zimmermann | | filed under: ,

Awake. Get up. Snow outside.

Thursday Th 24 24 September Sep 09 9 15 2015 September Sep 09 9 Thursday Th 24 24 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

About Change and Digital Oblivion/ Változás – A frissítés mint felejtés

Posted by Szilárd Borbély | | filed under: ,

I am searching on the internet. I am searching for the word “change.” The most important change to shape the technology of research is the fact that now we always start with the internet. Myself ...

Tuesday Tu 22 22 September Sep 09 9 15 2015 September Sep 09 9 Tuesday Tu 22 22 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Media Tax, Not TV Licence Fees/ Mediensteuer statt Fernsehabgabe

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: ,

Swiss citizens recently voted about new regulations for their radio and television licence fees. The result was an extremely close vote for a licence fee that, similar to the German model, is not ...

Thursday Th 17 17 September Sep 09 9 15 2015 September Sep 09 9 Thursday Th 17 17 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Wrong and right – right or wrong?/ Falsch und richtig – richtig oder falsch? (3)

Posted by Anna Kim | | filed under: ,

Finally, I would like to speculate on three (almost) non-polemical (non-partisan) thoughts:

Monday Mo 14 14 September Sep 09 9 15 2015 September Sep 09 9 Monday Mo 14 14 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

WOMEN ON THE EDGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

Posted by Katja Perat | | filed under: ,

I never belonged to the big fans of crime stories. I never knew the collected works of Agatha Christie by heart. When Stieg Larsson became a big thing, I did not even try hard enough to go to the ...

Thursday Th 10 10 September Sep 09 9 15 2015 September Sep 09 9 Thursday Th 10 10 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Wrong and right – right or wrong?/ Falsch und richtig – richtig oder falsch? (2)

Posted by Anna Kim | | filed under: ,

Can a ‘wrong’ Austrian produce ‘right’ Austrian literature? I haven’t escaped this question so far. It seems to be a genuine ‘questionable case’ (Fragefalle), or a ‘trap’ question (Fallenfrage).

Sunday Su 06 6 September Sep 09 9 15 2015 September Sep 09 9 Sunday Su 06 6 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

The E-Book Market: How English is Displacing Smaller Languages

Posted by Renata Zamida | | filed under: ,

Used in item listings and search results. What do e-books mean in the context of preserving “lesser used languages”? Practically nothing. Whoever works in the book industry knows what the wider used ...

Thursday Th 03 3 September Sep 09 9 15 2015 September Sep 09 9 Thursday Th 03 3 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more