This article discusses periodicals as media formats that are dependent on and correlated with time. This article treats periodical publication as a form of chronopoetics, exploring modes of writing the present at work in journals as well as their varied relationships to history writing. Focusing on Die Zeiten, a historical-political monthly magazine of the Napoleonic Era, this article describes chronopoetic writing as the imbrication of history, as the experience of time in and through medial formats, and describes the more specific rhetorical, material, and medial temporalities of periodicals.
IASL explores the relationship between literary texts and socio-historical contexts, focusing on German literary history from the Middle Ages to the present. Main interests are the foundations of literary history in literary theory, especially where literary studies meets with history and the social sciences.