As the editors of focus on German Studies Vol. 27, we are pleased to present a special issue on Spielformen des Authentischen. The past years have shown a vast variety of artistic practices in which the pre-/re-/establishment of factual events and social realities have once again re-claimed a major significance. Traceable throughout various ‘Spielarten’, the authentic/realistic/factual has found its way back into artistic practice and academic discussion, to which we hope to make a small contribution with this issue.
Anna Senuysal and Mareike Lange, editors