"The authors of this issue are as committed to a close look at the Mediterranean as a hybrid and contradictory space as they are to the project of a cultural community of Mediterranean countries that is not built on power politics but on solidarity. In their texts, a new reading of Mare nostrum emerges - one that can be left without question marks." (Christine Lötscher in the editorial)
At the invitation of Walter Famler, Alida Bremer, Chrstine Lötscher and Aladdin Sarhan have published a dossier on the subject of the Mediterranean for "Wasps' Nest" and in parallel co-conceived the programme "Mare nostrum?" for the Festival der Alten Schmiede, Vienna "Literatur im Herbst" (9-11 November 2012).