Die Zeitschrift. Sinn, Form, Konjunktur
This international conference investigates the concepts, popularity and crises of journals which have made literary and intellectual history in western Europe and the United States. Since the major political and media changes around 1800, journals have played a decisive role at the crossroads between literature and politics, ideas and ideology, have set stylistic standards, and brought writers and readers together.
The Deutsche Literaturarchiv Marbach and the Archive of the Akademie der Künste provide access to a wealth of publishers’ and editorial archives for scholarly research, including the historical holdings of the journals Merkur, Sinn und Form, Alternative and Kürbiskern. The materials held in the Suhrkamp and Insel archives allow realised and proposed journal projects to be reconstructed, such as Hans Magnus Enzensberger’s Kursbuch and the Gulliver international project.