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New Mobilities, Spaces, and Ideas to Market

European Travel Writers and the Making of a Genre—Comment

Steven D. Spalding

-writing genre in preference for a kind of free-associative experimentation. Herder’s text is meant to prove his theories about the connection between movement of the body and movement of the mind, and the sojourn is a way for him to liberate the mind of

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Print Culture, Mobility, and The Pacific, 1920–1950

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

range of genres, by paying attention to readers and reception, and by focusing on actual mobility and its representation as well as the mediation between the two. The articles consider a variety of print forms, including newspapers, magazines, and books

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Travelling Detectives

Twofold Mobility in the Appropriation of Crime Fiction in Interwar Germany

Christian Huck

This article is concerned with travelling detectives in two different but related senses. On the one hand, it considers the relevance of trains and other vehicles of mobility for detective fiction, both as a topic of fiction and a place of consumption. On the other hand, it registers that detective fiction has to “travel“ in a more abstract sense before the reading traveler can enjoy it. German publishers appropriated the genre, originally a nineteenth-century American and British invention, at the beginning of the twentieth century. Based on contemporary observations by German cultural critics Walter Benjamin and Siegfried Kracauer, the essay examines German crime-fiction dime novels from the interwar period, compares them to their American predecessors, and analyzes their relationship to mobility and cultural transfer. The text argues that the spatial mobility of the fictional detective is only possible in a specific cultural environment to which the moving but corporeally immobile reader has to be transferred imaginatively.

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A Word of Welcome

Yousif M. Qasmiyeh

integral presence)—while maintaining a co-presence with other genres, fields, and subfields. This section aims to ask more questions on and about creativity and writing without compromising the “specific” and the “pertinent” in the act itself.

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Seeing Is Being

Transfer, Transformation, and the Spectatorship of Transgender Mobility in François Ozon’s The New Girlfriend

Julia Dettke

feminine gesture in him, we recognize the well-known genre patterns and can enjoy it as entertainment. But at the same time, we may start to feel at odds with the fact that the movie does not seem to take its protagonists very seriously. Why does the first

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Johannes Görbert, Russ Pottle, Jeff Morrison, Pramod K. Nayar, Dirk Göttsche, Lacy Marschalk, Dorit Müller, Angela Fowler, Rebecca Mills, and Kevin Mitchell Mercer

German Literary Anthropology: Across Cultures, Across Genres Stefan Hermes and Sebastian Kaufmann, eds., Der ganze Mensch – die ganze Menschheit: Völkerkundliche Anthropologie, Literatur und Ästhetik um 1800 (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014), 318 pp., 10

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Worldly Tastes

Mobility and the Geographical Imaginaries of Interwar Australian Magazines

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

, from fiction to feature articles, international affairs, society notes, photographs, and advertisements. 7 By discussing an array of genres, albeit briefly, in connection to mobility and importantly in connection to each other, we heed the demand of

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The “Mangle” of Human Practice

Museu do Amanhã’s Artistic Staging as a Socioscientific Narrative on Climate Change

Rodanthi Tzanelli

with apocalyptic genres, which provide a more accessible language by which to speak about scientific complexity. 7 All in all, we may argue that the museum’s designers attempt to mediate between mobile situations initiated by social behaviors and

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Knowledge, Travel, and Embodied Thought

Restlessness in Herder’s Journal of My Voyage in the Year 1769

John K. Noyes

meiner Reise im Jahr 1769 (Journal of My Voyage in the Year 1769; henceforth, the Journal ) for its experimental conception and its willingness to push the boundaries of the genre. 1 Herder’s Journal was conceived as the record of his travels by ship

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Becoming “Pacific-Minded”

Australian Middlebrow Writers in the 1940s and the Mobility of Texts

Anna Johnston

portable in form, ASE books were printed rather like magazines or cheap genre fiction. The books were printed sideways (in landscape format) with the text laid out in vertical columns: an innovative format designed for efficient packing and portability