We are happy to host the Literary Advent Calendar 2019 for the English department of Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen. This year’s motto is “Festive Foods” and each day you can listen to a delicious morsel of English literature read by staff and students. Just click on the Santa to the right and […]
At last year’s Dickens Symposium, the Dickens Society recorded a video interview with our editors Prof. Bauer and Prof. Zirker on the “Ambiguous Dickens.” You can watch online in the Dickens Society’s Youtube channel.
The symposium will be under the heading “Understanding (through) Annotations” and will take place in Tübingen later this summer. You can find the preliminary programme and more information at the symposium page.
This December, we are happy to host the literary Advent Calendar of Tübingen University’s English Department. This year’s topic is “Bah, Humbug! – A Celebration of the Playful and Nonsensical.” Go to our calendar page and open the doors to listen to our department’s members and students recite some of […]
Our colleagues from Dickens Quarterly (the official scholarly publication of the Dickens Society since 1970) are looking for a new editor to succeed David Paroissien. In their “Call for Expressions of Interest” they write: Suitable candidates for the editorship of Dickens Quarterly will have a distinguished record of scholarship in […]
The CfP deadline for the 2019 Connotations symposium (under the topic “Understanding (through) Annotations”) has just been extended to October 31, 2018. We particularly invite graduate participants to submit a proposal; there will be a prize (travel bursary) awarded to the best essay. So please share this to young researchers […]
It is with great sadness that the editors of Connotations have to inform you that Inge Leimberg, the founding editor of Connotations and honorary president of the Connotations Society, has passed away on 12 July.
The start of 2018 sees Connotations taking another step towards further improving user friendliness and adapting to the best practice of digital research publications. Over the course of the next weeks we will add DOIs to all our articles (back issues included) for easier citation and better visibility. We apologize […]
This week, the 2017 Nobel Laureate in Literaure was awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro, author of the already modern classics The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go. Sara Danius, the Swedish Academy’s permanent secretary said that “If you mix Jane Austen and Franz Kafka then you have Kazuo […]
Hallo! A great deal of steam! The pudding was out of the copper.
From Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
Read by Leonie Kirchhoff
“That is the only way to get a kettle to boil up the river.”
From The Chimes by Charles Dickens
Read by Curtis Runstedler
“Smell it, father dear!”
From A Dissertation upon Roast Pig by Charles Lamb
Read by Robert McColl
“ Of all the delicacies in the whole mundus edibilis, I will maintain it to be the most delicate—princeps obsoniorum.”
From Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Read by Tobias Kunz
…a splendid meal, of perhaps 30 courses…
“The Prelude” by Matthew Zapruder
Read by Ruth Grossmann
seemed to be waiting for me.
Maybe the “chosen guide” Wordsworth
wrote he would even were it “nothing
better than a wandering cloud”
have followed which of course to me
and everyone sounds amazing.
From A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Read by Sara Rogalski
\”Let us PRETEND!
Let us pretend it\’s a party!”
“Twelfth Cake and Plumb Pudding.
Modern Magnificence in Minor Matters;
Appointment and Disappointment.”
from The Weekly Entertainer
Read by Miriam Lahrsow
that of a large
“The Revolting Rhyme of Hansel and Gretel”
by Sonia Gill
Read by Fanni Weber
Hansel and Gretel were hard to like kids Dining on chocolate, waffles and ribs Stuffing their faces and eating all day Watching TV over going to play They had as much charm as a smelly old sock Their clock of life chances was screaming ‘tick-tock!’
From The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
Read by Sandra Wetzel
“Something off the shoulder perhaps?” suggested the animal, “braised in a white wine sauce?”
From Atonement by Ian McEwan
Read by Ines Hogrefe
Despite the late addition of chopped fresh mint to a blend of melted chocolate, egg yolk, coconut milk, rum, gin, crushed banana and icing sugar, the cocktail was not particularly refreshing.
by Elizabeth Alexander
Read by Cora Hartmann
“My mother loves butter more than I do,
more than anyone. She pulls chunks off
the stick and eats it plain, explaining
cream spun around into butter! […]”