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Ivaylo Ditchev

Borders are back in fashion

The fascination of a borderless world has rapidly worn off in an age of accelerating mobility, writes Ivaylo Ditchev. And as forms of mobility become increasingly collective, so the deeper the crisis of the liberal border-machine grows. [ more ]

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Border anxiety

Eurozine Review

On the explosion of digital devices

Michel Colombier, Maxime Combes, Alix Mazounie

After COP21: Averting climaticide

Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Dasa Licen

On the anthropology of climate change

Eurozine Review

Eurozine Review

On the explosion of digital devices

"Revue Projet" says climate justice remains within reach; "Razpotja" studies the anthropology of local responses to global changes; "Blätter" insists that an open Europe can succeed if states are strong; "Free Speech Debate" says no one should feel the need to censor themselves; "Varlik" considers the fates of Can Dündar and Erdem Gül; "Mittelweg 36" keeps tabs on the avant-garde of digital capitalism; "Vagant" finds itself between a superabundance of data and a swarm of insects; and "Springerin" critiques the new materiality of today's hi-tech culture.

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Milking the EU cash cow

Eurozine Review

Resisting fatigue

Eurozine Review

The never-ending transition

Eurozine Review

The spectre of statelessness

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uvízlé věty

stuck sentences
Petr Hruška
Návrh na Nobelovu cenu
A Nobel Prize proposal


cover figure
Tolik být (S Vlastou Dufkovou o práci v Odeonu,
překládání Alberta Camuse a Guimaraese Rosy a o kruzích podle pravítka)
To be so much (With Vlasta Dufková about working at the publishing house Odeon,
translating Albert Camus and Guimaraes Rosa, and circles made using a ruler)


Dana Gioia
Může být poezie důležitá? (dokončení)
Can poetry matter? (conclusion)

Kalendárium Libora Vykoupila

Libor Vykoupil's calendar


Stanislav Beran
Jiří Pištora


Dušan Šlosar's linguistic comment


Martin Puskely
Život ve stínu smrti (Poslední aporie Jana Balabána)
Life in the shade of death (Jan Balabán's last aporia)

k věci

ad rem
Pavel Janoušek
Smrt člověka a zrod literární legendy
(Jan Balabán a ohlas jeho úmrtí v literární kritice)
The death of a man and the birth of a literary legend
(Jan Balabán and the impact of his death on literary criticism)
Edgar de Bruin
Ekonomům vadí pochmurnost jeho textů
(Jan Balabán a jeho knihy v zahraničí)
Economists mind the gloominess of his texts
(Jan Balabán and his books abroad)

čtenářský deník

reading diary
Aleš Palán
Proclaiming a new column

na návštěvě

on a visit
Aleš Palán
Silové pole kamarádství
(Na návštěvě v nakladatelství 65. pole)
The force field of friendship
(On a visit at the publishing house 65. pole)


Martin Pecina's typographic column

kritiky a recenze

critiques and reviews

světová literatura

world literature


Hana Ulmanová
Americká židovská literatura tentokrát v jidiš
American Jewish literature - now in Yiddish
Šábesová cigareta
(Malá antologie americké jidiš literatury)
A Shabbat cigarette
(Little anthology of American Yiddish literature)


Visegrad Poetesses
(Pět básnířek v překladu Kateřiny Rudčenkové)
Five poets translated by Kateřina Rudčenková
Adda Djorup
Nejmenší odpor
The least resistance
Jan Rolník
Cena Evropské unie za literaturu
The EU literary prize

deník spisovatele

a writer's diary
Maggie Paleyová
Neohlížej se
Don't look back


Focal points     click for more

The politics of privacy
The Snowden leaks and the ensuing NSA scandal made the whole world debate privacy and data protection. Now the discussion has entered a new phase - and it's all about policy. A focal point on the politics of privacy: claiming a European value. [more]

Beyond Fortress Europe
The fate of migrants attempting to enter Fortress Europe has triggered a new European debate on laws, borders and human rights. A focal point featuring reportage alongside articles on policy and memory. With contributions by Fabrizio Gatti, Seyla Benhabib and Alessandro Leogrande. [more]

Russia in global dialogue
In the two decades after the end of the Cold War, intellectual interaction between Russia and Europe has intensified. It has not, however, prompted a common conversation. The focal point "Russia in global dialogue" seeks to fuel debate on democracy, society and the legacy of empire. [more]

Ukraine in focus
Ten years after the Orange Revolution, Ukraine is in the throes of yet another major struggle. Eurozine provides commentary on events as they unfold and further articles from the archive providing background to the situation in today's Ukraine. [more]

Eurozine BLOG

On the Eurozine BLOG, editors and Eurozine contributors comment on current affairs and events. What's behind the headlines in the world of European intellectual journals?
Victor Tsilonis
Greek bailout referendum, Euro Summit, Germope
Victor Tsilonis of "Intellectum" (Greece) comments on recent developments in the Greek crisis: the short-lived euphoria of the 5 July referendum, Alexis Tsipras's subsequent "mental waterboarding", and the outlook for a German-led Europe. [more]

Time to Talk     click for more

Time to Talk, a network of European Houses of Debate, has partnered up with Eurozine to launch an online platform. Here you can watch video highlights from all TTT events, anytime, anywhere.
Neda Deneva, Constantina Kouneva, Irina Nedeva and Yavor Siderov
Does migration intensify distrust in institutions?
How do migration and institutional mistrust relate to one another? As a new wave of populism feeds on and promotes fears of migration, aggrandising itself through the distrust it sows, The Red House hosts a timely debate with a view to untangling the key issues. [more]

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Vacancies at Eurozine     click for more

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Editor's choice     click for more

Jürgen Habermas, Michaël Foessel
Critique and communication: Philosophy's missions
Decades after first encountering Anglo-Saxon perspectives on democracy in occupied postwar Germany, Jürgen Habermas still stands by his commitment to a critical social theory that advances the cause of human emancipation. This follows a lifetime of philosophical dialogue. [more]

Literature     click for more

Karl Ove Knausgĺrd
Out to where storytelling does not reach
To write is to write one's way through the preconceived and into the world on the other side, to see the world as children can, as fantastic or terrifying, but always rich and wide-open. Karl Ove Knausgĺrd on creating literature. [more]

Jonathan Bousfield
Growing up in Kundera's Central Europe
Jonathan Bousfield talks to three award-winning novelists who spent their formative years in a Central Europe that Milan Kundera once described as the kidnapped West. It transpires that small nations may still be the bearers of important truths. [more]

Literary perspectives
The re-transnationalization of literary criticism
Eurozine's series of essays aims to provide an overview of diverse literary landscapes in Europe. Covered so far: Croatia, Sweden, Austria, Estonia, Ukraine, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Hungary. [more]

Debate series     click for more

Europe talks to Europe
Nationalism in Belgium might be different from nationalism in Ukraine, but if we want to understand the current European crisis and how to overcome it we need to take both into account. The debate series "Europe talks to Europe" is an attempt to turn European intellectual debate into a two-way street. [more]

Conferences     click for more

Eurozine emerged from an informal network dating back to 1983. Since then, European cultural magazines have met annually in European cities to exchange ideas and experiences. Around 100 journals from almost every European country are now regularly involved in these meetings.
Law and Border. House Search in Fortress Europe
The 26th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Conversano, 3-6 October 2014
Eurozine's 2014 conference in southern Italy, not far from Lampedusa, addressed both EU refugee and immigration policies and intellectual partnerships across the Mediterranean. Speakers included Italian investigative journalist Fabrizio Gatti and Moroccan feminist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Rita El Khayat. [more]

Multimedia     click for more
Multimedia section including videos of past Eurozine conferences in Vilnius (2009) and Sibiu (2007). [more]

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