Translation, Mediation, and the Politics of Communication in the European Space, 1945-1960

JGU Mainz / Germersheim, online (MS Teams). All times CET.

November 24th 2022

On November 24th 2022, from 10:15h till 16:15h (all times are CET), our research group is hosting an Online Workshop on the topic of “Translation, Mediation, and the Politics of Communication in the European Space, 1945-1960”. Attendance is free and open to all. To register your participation, please contact Dr. Dana Steglich:


10.15 – 10.30 Welcome

10.30 – 11.15Anna Axtner-Borsutzky (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Beyond Borders through Literature: The Postwar Journal Die Wandlung (1945–1949)

11.15 – 12.00 Chris Knowles (King’s College, London), Agents of Translation: The English origins of Der Spiegel, Germany’s First News Magazine

12.00 – 12.15 Coffee Break

12.15 – 13.00 Stefanie Siess (EHESS Paris/ University of Heidelberg), Mediating Figures and Magazine Culture: Transcultural Communication in the French Zone of Occupation (1945-1955)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 14.45 Alison E. Martin (JGU Mainz/Germersheim), Changing Tastes: Translation and Temporality in Neue Auslese

14.45 – 15.30 Hilary Footitt (IMLR, London), Translating NATO in the 1950s

15.30 – 15.45 Coffee Break

15.45 – 16.15 Closing Discussion and Remarks by Advisory Board

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The Matter of Europe: Periodical Culture c.1945-1965
Nottingham Trent University, online (MS Teams). All times UK.
November 5th 2021 

Attendance is free and open to all. To confirm attendance and receive the Teams link please email us


10.00am (GMT) Introduction/welcome 

10.15-10.45am Presentation/Report by SpaTrEM 

10.45-11am Pause/comfort break 

11-11.45am Paper 1: Jason Harding (Durham University), ‘Encounter magazine and “Going into Europe”‘ 

11.45-12.30pm Paper 2: Dana Steglich (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz), ‘A United Europe. The Politics and Practices of Der Monat’ 

12.30-1.30pm Lunch/Refreshment break 

1.30-2.15pm Paper 3: Sylvie Patron (Université Paris Diderot), ‘Georges Bataille and Éric Weil at the head of the journal Critique: correspondence and antipody’ 

2.15-3.00 Paper 4: Chris Mourant (University of Birmingham), ‘Exile from Eden: Adam International Review’ 

3.00-3.15 Pause/comfort break 

3.15-4.00 Remarks by respondent, Advisory Board and closing remarks 

A brief book of abstracts can be browsed or downloaded below.