Monthly Archives: August 2022

Norbert Bachleitner: Censorship of Literature in Austria 1751–1848. Leiden/Boston: Brill 2022.

In 2017, Norbert Bachleitner, Professor emeritus of Comparative Literature at the University of Vienna, Austria, wrote the book Die literarische Zensur in Österreich von 1751 bis 1848, as we indicated on this blog. Daniel Syrovy, Petr Píša and Michael Wögerbauer contributed chapters. Censorship dominated literature, culture and science during the Habsburg monarchy. Bachleitner looks at […]

Two three-year PhD scholarships at WWU Münster, Germany, with a possible focus on Book Studies

The Graduate School Practices of Literature at WWU Münster ( invites international applications for two PhD scholarships starting on October 1, 2023. The three-year scholarships are part of the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) funded by the Federal Foreign Ministry in collaboration with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Within the English Department, PhD candidates […]

Thomas Kaufmann: Wie die Generation Luther die erste Medienrevolution entfesselte (Munich: C.H. Beck 2022).

Luther and his contemporaries were the digital natives of their time. They fought for a reformation of the church, used the media of the 16th century such as broadsheets and pamphlets specifically for their own causes and to fight their opponents, and marketed themselves. But more than that, they also initiated a step towards a […]

Claudia Lux: Praxishandbuch Richtige Lobbyarbeit für Bibliotheken (Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Saur 2022).

Libraries also need lobbying: Lux explains in her book how this works. She explains how lobbying can be successful at national and international level, what traps there are, which partners are relevant and even how politics relates to libraries. Full bibliographical information as well as a complete table of contents can be found here.

Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 2022, ed. Stephan Füssel

The Gutenberg Jahrbuch 2022, edited by Stephan Füssel (Mainz), typesetting and cover design by Ralf de Jong (Essen), was published in June. The Gutenberg Jahrbuch is the central scholarly publication organ of International Gutenberg Society, founded in 1926 by Aloys Ruppel. With 14 contributions in German, English and French, the new edition is primarily devoted […]