York, Leigh: Travel Grant - 2016-2017

College: 
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: 
German Studies
Project Title: 
Periodicals, Cases, Novels: Modes of Narrative Serialization from 1780-1900
Project Abstract: 
This project investigates the history of the serial periodical and its influence on narrative forms in Germany from 1780-1900. I will participate in one of the University of Cologne’s research projects, “Case-Archive: Epistemic Function and Textual Form of Case Study Collections in Professional and Popular Periodicals of the 18th and 19th Century,” to research the relationship of medium to text in a range of magazines and journals. This research will support two chapters of my dissertation: one on Karl Philipp Moritz’s novels and cases, and one on Theodor Fontane’s serial novels. Both authors published in periodicals, and my research will build a comparative approach to the media form and context of their work.