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Projects Research Area 3

Premodern Anthologies and the Selective Fictions of Tradition-Building (2019-)

A self-conscious and very specific kind of selection, the anthology constitutes a typical premodern pattern of con­structing literary history. From late antiquity onwards, there was a growing pressure not only to preserve, but to systematically align and juxtapose literary texts, poems, fragments and exemplary forms of writing through the means of the anthology or florilegium.

Rewriting the Past, Imagining the Future: Science Fiction as a Self-Writing Genre Community (2019-)

This dissertation argues that genres such as science fiction or detective fiction come into being when communities of production and reception constitute themselves around constellations of texts.