Magazines bring together heterogeneous texts – texts various in content, genre, and authorship. This affects the ways magazines produce knowledge. They not only accumulate individual articles but in doing so also offer the possibility to compare between the articles. Using examples from German World War I magazines, this paper demonstrates the comparative epistemological potential of the magazine.
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.