B01 - Literary Publics in the German-speaking Eighteenth Century: Medial Practices of Patronage and Friendship
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.
Ghanbari, N., Otto, I., Schramm, S., & Thielmann, T. (Eds.). (2018). Kollaboration. Beiträge zur Medientheorie und Kulturgeschichte der Zusammenarbeit. Paderborn/München: Wilhelm Fink.