Published: Sept. 5, 2017
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German Graduate Student, Franziska Schweiger, together with Assistant Professors, Lauren Stone and Arne Höcker, co-edited the Special Issue “Material Worlds: Novelistic Matters of the 19th century" of the peer-reviewed journal Colloquia Germanica. Focusing on the relation between humans and things and the creation and exploration of “Material Worlds,” the articles in this issue seek to contribute to a more complex understanding of nineteenth-century German storytelling. The contributions offer readings of the novelistic form in relation to everyday objects, commodities and possessions, interior matter and architectural structures, tokens of love, and the tools and materiality of writing itself, to shed light on the ruffles and seams (Walter Benjamin) of an anthropocentric genre at the dawn of a new phenomenology.