Mandy Beck; Cecile Sandten (eds.)
Turning Pages (04/2022)
Turning Pages is an annual journal of bright voices from all over the world that features creative and original writing in English in short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and drama, as well as drawings, art projects, and many other related genres by students, academics, and writers. It is a production of the Chair of English Literatures at the English Department at Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany, and the first journal of its kind at the university.
Turning Pages can be read in both ways, literally and metaphorically, implying that we need to turn the page, that we need to demonstrate that literature and art have something to say and that they can also be interventionist as they show how we can use our own imagination for the better. Therefore, Turning Pages will make readers not only literally browse through a variety of texts and turn pages, but it also seeks to reflect situations, events, experiences, or emotions that turn the page for individuals or groups of people.
The fourth issue of Turning Pages reviews the period of the Corona-crisis in a variety of texts, photographs, and visual artworks, which represent the effects that the pandemic has had on our everyday life over the last two years. The contributions further offer contrasting perspectives, by focussing, for example, on topics that address the city vs. nature, or recent social and political events vs. events that relate to the personal history and experiences of an individual. Overall, the issue combines a number of published authors from all over the world, including Nick Asbury, Tanaka Chidora, Jan Kemp, Tabish Khair, Agnes Lam, and Alecia McKenzie, with non-professional writers inside and outside of the university, as well as visual storytellers and photographers with visual and graphic artists.
[Pressemitteilung der TU Chemnitz (externer Link)]
ISSN 2629-8384, kt., € 5,00 (2022)