György C. Kálmán, researcher at the Institute for Literary Studies at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and former member of the ICLA Research Committee on Literary Theory, died on October 17, 2021. György will be greatly missed.
Renate Lachmann, former member of the ICLA theory committee, has authored Rhetorik und Wissenspoetik: Studien zu Texten von Athanasius Kircher bis Miljenko Jergović (Rhetoric and Knowledge Poetics: From Athanasius Kircher to Miljenko Jergović). Published by transcript, the book looks at those concepts of literary theory that have only shaped once they crossed the various borders between the East and the West. These include neo-rhetorical concepts such as estrangement and intertextuality as well as notions of classical rhetoric (memoria, evidentia, etc.).