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Periodicals and the History of their Present: Die Zeiten (1805–20) as Chronopoetic Historiography

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  • Nora Ramtke

Abstract

This article discusses periodicals as media forms that are dependent on and correlated with time. It treats periodical publication as a form of chronopoetics, exploring modes of writing the present at work in journals as well as their varied relationships to writing history. Focusing on Die Zeiten (1805–20), a German-language historio-political monthly journal of the Napoleonic Era, the article describes chronopoetic writing as the layering of history; the experience of time in and through medial formats, and the more specific rhetorical, material, and medial temporalities of periodicals.

Keywords: periodicals, periodicity, temporality, historiography, contemporary history, Napoleonic era

How to Cite:

Ramtke, N., (2024) “Periodicals and the History of their Present: Die Zeiten (1805–20) as Chronopoetic Historiography”, Journal of European Periodical Studies 8(2), 1–29. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/jeps.90204

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Published on
21 Feb 2024
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