Konturen ("contours" or "outlines") — an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the analysis of borders, framing determinations, and related figures of delimitation of all kinds.
These include theoretical and historical, practical and speculative, aesthetic, political, and methodological borders, among others. "Konturen" is a German word that derives from the French tour, tourner, terms that bespeak a turning, such as the turning of a French word into a German one (or the reverse). We publish innovative work that takes into account the contributions of recent philosophy and theory to an understanding of problematic discursive places of meeting, overlap, or disjunction. Konturen currently publishes one Special Issue annually, constituted through invited submissions and calls for papers.
This website is currently under development. It should be used by authors for new submissions to the journal; see Information for Authors. Existing issues of the journal can also be found at konturen.uoregon.edu.