SFB 1187 ›Medien der Kooperation‹ an der Universität Siegen

B01 - Literary Publics in the German-speaking Eighteenth Century: Medial Practices of Patronage and Friendship



Principal Investigators:

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Nacim Ghanbari

Prof. Dr. Georg Stanitzek


Moritz Ahrens

Dr. Nadja Reinhard


This project explores cooperative processes for creating literary publics in the eighteenth century. Both within the framework of the conventional publication threshold and beyond it, we analyze (1) techniques for the critical improvement of texts and (2) forms for representing such cooperation (especially in "Freundschaftlichen Briefen"). Both these research dimensions are (3) characterized by structures of patronage that lay claim to the historical semantics of friendship in their self-description.