KulturPoetik is a forum for the study of literature from different cultural and historical perspectives. It pertains to both the cultural aspects of literature and the literary aspects of culture.
In order to understand these reciprocities and the role of literature in its cultural context properly, it is necessary to give literature its own independent voice within the context of scientific or scholarly codes, cultural techniques and the media. Therefore, KulturPoetik is primarily a journal for literary studies.
Valuing a wide range of methodological approaches also implies a broad concept of literature which includes not only canonical works but also lesser-known and factual texts, popular fiction and technical works. However, we always invite contributions on ‘high’, artistic literature as these works have established cultural realities and can challenge academic work in unique and interesting ways.
For more information on areas of focus, sections and selection criteria, see “Contributions“.