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Alexander Podrabinek
Observierung. Aus den Erinnerungen eines Dissidenten
Observation. From the memoirs of a dissident
Anja Kampmann
nowa sol. Gedichte
nowa sol. Poems
Jan Volker Röhnert
Die blauen Bereiche. Neue Gedichte
The blue zones. New Poems
Korbinian Saltz
Hoch zwei / matteo
To the power of two / matteo
Lioba Happel
Die Achillesferse als Kartoffel aus dem Maul
Achille's heel as a potato falling from the muzzle
Ioana Pârvulescu
Wie die Geschichte weitergeht. Gedichte
How the story continues. Poems

Schwerpunkt: Mensch und Maschine

Focal point: Humans and machines
Martina Heßler
Recht unzureichend konstruiert. Ideengeschichtliches zum fehlerhaften Menschen
Quite insufficiently constructed. On the deficiency of being human
Ilija Trojanow, Constanze Kurz, Frank Rieger
Automatisierte Arbeit, automatisierte Kontrolle
Ilija Trojanow im Gespräch mit Constanze Kurz und Frank Rieger
Automated work, automated control
Ilija Trojanow talks with Constanze Kurz and Frank Rieger
Michael Lissek
"Ach - ach." Mensch, Maschine, Sex
"Oh - oh." Human, machine, sex
David Staretz
Porträt eines Mähdreschers
Portrait of a harvester
Mona Singer
Und was sagt Eva? Warum die Feministin keine Transhumanistin sein will, Posthumanistin dagegen schon.
And what does Eve say? Why the feminist cannot see herself as a transhumanist but does not dismiss posthumanism
Michael Hagner
Robots lesen keine Bücher
Michael Hagner über Autorschaft, Schreiben, Lesen und die Geisteswissenschaften im digitalen Zeitalter
Robots do not read books
Michael Hagner about authorship, writing, reading and the humanities in the digital age
Wolfgang Pircher
Mathematische Feinderkennung. Etwas über das operationale Verhältnis zu Maschinen
Mathematical enemy recognition. Something on the operational relation to machines
Göran Dahlberg
Der Geist in der Maschine
The ghost in the machine
Andrea Roedig
Hey, ich steh im Rendering! Über Architektur, Bild und digitalen Realismus
Hey, I am standing in the rendering! About architecture, image and digital realism
Angela von Rahden
Götter, Menschen und Hybriden. Biotechnische Metamorphosen
Gods, humans and hybrids. Biotechnical metamorphoses
Julian Palacz
Surveillance Studies
Dietmar Dath
Leben in Kantennähe
Living near the edge
Helge Torgersen
Kaffeehaus 4.0. Eine Neuro-Ertüchtigung
Coffee house 4.0. A neuro-enhanced exercise
Hazel Rosenstrauch
"Ich mache etwas mit Kunst." Vermutungen über Attraktivität, Nutzwert und Chancen einer prekären Existenz
"I do something with art." Assumptions about attractiveness, use value and prospects of a precarious existence
Thomas Rothschild
Der rote Ballon im blauen Himmel. Wiederbegegnung nach 40 Jahren: Peter Henischs Roman Die kleine Figur meines Vaters
The red balloon in the blue sky. Re-encounter after 40 years: Peter Henisch's novel Negatives of My Father

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wespennest books
Martin Reiterer
Joann Sfar: Die Katze des Rabbiners
Thomas Eder
Friedrich Achleitner: wortgesindel
Kirstin Breitenfellner
Sebastian Kiefer: Das unsichtbare Genie. Herzenseinfalt und Artistik in der Verskunst Joseph von Eichendorffs
Matthias Reichelt
Raimund Fellinger, Matthias Reiner (Hg.): Siegfried Unseld - Sein Leben in Bildern und Texten
Tino Schlench
Judith N. Shklar: Der Liberalismus der Furcht / Ganz normale Laster


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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Editor's choice     click for more

Timothy Snyder
Europe and Ukraine: Past and future
The history of Ukraine has revealed the turning points in the history of Europe. Prior to Ukraine's presidential elections in May 2014, Timothy Snyder argued cogently as to why Ukraine has no future without Europe; and why Europe too has no future without Ukraine. [more]

Literature     click for more

Karl Ove Knausgård
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 Knausgård 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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