Welcome to the second issue of the student journal Satura . We are proud to present this collection of articles by students of WWU. Volume 2 features eight articles spanning the fields of anthropology, book history, literary and cultural studies, as well as linguistics and teaching English as a foreign language. This is the first issue to feature an article from the Department of Anthropology (Ethnologie Institut) of our university. The themes of the papers in this volume include a discussion of the importance of teaching critical thinking when using historical films in EFL classrooms; an analysis of the speech patterns of RuPaul’s Drag Race’s contestants; a contemplation on changes in published texts and collation of modern texts; a critique of the representation of mental illness in contemporary US-American TV-shows; a corpus-based analysis of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign; teaching intercultural communicative competence at Berufskolleg; a discourseabout governmental restrictions and online hashtags that are an important part of an organisationof feminist movement in Germany; and last but not least is an article on Shakespeare that questions>the identities of the monsters in Macbeth and what that tells us about the culture they were borninto.
There is much more in this issue of Satura . We are excited to present the Creative Writing section of the journal this year with a gripping excerpt from the previously unpublished novel Mister Peep - a story of power and violence that men exercise over women in the Nigerian university system and how the roles can be reversed. Also included is the mindful and strong poem Enough, that touches upon the power of words and asks questions that everyone can relate to. And there is Body – a poem that rhythmically examines what is deep inside and on the surface, how it lives with the world outside and the world within.
What do we want when we work on Satura? We are looking for diversity and encouragement. We are a learning and sharing experience. The team of the second issue of our journal has worked hard to bring the academic and creative writing pieces to our readers. We improved our skills and learned from our mistakes. The result of this collaborative work is a stepstone for both the authors and the editorial team. The second issue has the year 2019 on it but it comes to you in 2020 due to the complications in the publication process. We are nonetheless glad to see the work of so many people be shaped into a student-led journal that will become a long-lasting tradition at the English Department. The year 2020 will see another issue of Satura but for now let us read and discuss all the research questions asked last year.