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Storytelling in the Spectators / Storytelling dans les spectateurs


Edited By Klaus-Dieter Ertler, Yvonne Völkl, Elisabeth Hobisch, Alexandra Fuchs and Hans Fernández

The Spectators, also known as Moral Weeklies, were an important magazine genre which came into being in the early 18th century and which shaped European identity by developing the strategies of critical journalism and by popularizing the ideas and values of the Age of Enlightenment. Investigating modes of storytelling in the Spectators is an important starting point for a paradigmatic investigation of our historical, cultural and philosophical evolution since the Enlightenment and the impact of these magazines on issues of identity in today’s Europe. In this collection on ‹Storytelling in the Spectators›, we present a series of contributions which study English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Czech, Polish and Danish-Norwegian periodicals.

From Telling Stories to Storytelling: Orality, Fiction and Politics in the Spectator (1711–1714) and the Female Spectator (1744–1746) (Claire Boulard Jouslin) – The Pastoral in Motion: Sociability in the Spectator (Joseph Chaves) – Embroidering the Loose Dress of the Spartan Maids—Text, Sex, and Textile for Joseph Addison (Amélie Junqua) – Stories of Authorship, Politics, and Friendship: Hugh Kelly, Oliver Goldsmith, and the Babler (1763–1767) (Michael Griffin) – From Anecdote to Anecdote: The Chaotic Order of Storytelling in Dutch Anti-Spectators around 1725 (Cornelis van der Haven) – Raconter soi, raconter l’autre. Stéréotypes nationaux dans les « spectateurs » de Justus van Effen (Yvonne Völkl) – Quantifying Spectators (José de Kruif) – Society and Sentiment: (Hi)storytelling in Denmark’s Den patriotiske Tilskuer (1761–1763) (Ellen Krefting) – Migrations d’une pratique narrative : La Spectatrice danoise de Laurent Angliviel de la Beaumelle (Klaus-Dieter Ertler) – Radical Storytelling in the Age of Revolution: Norway’s Provinzialblade (1778–1781) (Aina Nøding) – On Searching and Finding. Narratives in the Medical Weekly Der Tirolische Arzt (Misia Doms) – Le masque brisé : heurs et malheurs de la fiction dans les « Spectateurs » de Jacques-Vincent Delacroix de part et d’autre de la Révolution française (Hélène Boons) – Embedded in the Mainstream of Argumentation: Narratives in Die mühsame Bemerckerin (Katarzyna Chlewicka) – The Transformation of Stories in Bohemian Spectators and the Problem of Observing Characters’ Minds (Václav Smyčka) – Escenificar el acto periodístico: escritura y lectura en las micronarraciones de los "espectadores" españoles (Maud Le Guellec) – «[U]n talento de soñar tan ordenada y metódicamente»: la narración onírica en los «espectadores» españoles (Elisabeth Hobisch) – Historias y relatos en El Corresponsal del Censor (1786–1788) (Inmaculada Urzainqui) – Republicanismo y liberalismo en el periódico La Pensadora Gaditana (Cinta Canterla) – Le journal de bord de El Argonauta español (1790) (Elisabel Larriba) – Narrare nei fogli moralistici italiani (Alexandra Fuchs)