New Series

Medical Humanities: Criticism and Creativity

Series Editors: Maria Vaccarella and Kimberly R. Myers

This series showcases innovative research, creativity and pedagogy in the interdisciplinary field of medical humanities. Books in the series explore the complexities of human bodies, minds, illness and wellbeing through analytical frameworks derived from humanistic disciplines and clinical practice. The series is intended to provide an informative exchange across disciplines, contributing to debates on health-related issues from a broad range of perspectives. In addition to research monographs and edited collections, the series includes creative works as well as pedagogical texts, thus encouraging personal and theoretical reflections on the condition of the human mind/body. The series embraces the intersection of healthcare and the humanities, in its practical, theoretical, creative and educational expressions.

The series serves as a venue for publishing a range of materials: research monographs and edited collections on critical approaches to medical issues in culture; creative works that engage with medical humanities themes, accompanied by critical and educational materials; and critical, engaged or radical pedagogies on focused topics and/or for learners in the medical humanities. The series also invites research that opens up critical conversations on being human at the intersection of other forms of new humanistic knowledge, such as environmental or digital humanities. We are especially interested in collaborations between academics in the humanities and healthcare professionals.

All book proposals and manuscripts will be peer reviewed prior to publication. We publish in both print and electronic format. Open Access publication is particularly welcome.

Documentary Film Cultures

Series Editors: Dafydd Sills-Jones and Pietari Kääpä

This series provides a space for exploring the development of documentary film cultures in the contemporary context. The series takes an ecological approach to the study of documentary funding, production, distribution and consumption by emphasizing the interconnections between these practices and those of other media systems. It thus encourages new ways of understanding documentary films or practices as part of other, wider systems of cultural production.

Volumes may focus on specific sociopolitical environments, such as that of a nation or region. Alternatively, they may explore specific themes or production practices, such as new wave documentaries, environmentalism or indigenous film communities. Studies of shared technological platforms, including films that make use of embodied technologies or using emergent distribution platforms, are also welcome.

The series reflects not only the maturing of literature on documentary film and media production studies over the last two decades but also the growing interest amongst nonacademic and professional audiences in documentary texts as they occupy an increasingly hybrid cultural space: part journalism, part art cinema, part activism, part entertainment, part digital culture.

Editorial Board: John Corner (Liverpool University, UK), Yingchi Chu (Murdoch University, Australia), Jonathan Dovey (University of the West of England, Bristol), Susanna Helke (Aalto University, Finland), Anette Hill (Lund University, Sweden), Bert Hogenkamp (Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision), Ilona Hongisto (Macquarie University, Australia), K. P. Jayasankar (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India), Susan Kerrigan (Newcastle University, Australia), Richard Kilborn (University of Stirling), Erik Knudsen (University of Central Lancashire, UK), David MacDougall (Australian National University), Anjali Monteiro (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai), Pablo Piedras (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina), Agnieszka Piotrowska (University of Bedfordshire, UK), Laura Rascaroli (University College Cork, Ireland), Belinda Smaill (Monash University, Australia), Inge Sorensen (University of Glasgow, UK), Bjørn Sørenssen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway), Malin Walhberg (Stockholm University, Sweden), Deane Williams (Monash University, Australia), Yingjin Zhang (UC San Diego, USA)

Global Literary Modernisms

Series Editors: Gregory Castle, Alex Davis and Lee Jenkins

The Global Literary Modernisms series provides a platform for literary scholarship on modernism across genres and geographies. The concept of the global today carries with it new ideas about time and historical development, as well as new theories about national literary traditions and new models of social belonging that extend beyond national borders. Without sacrificing our interest in national traditions, we invite studies that link those traditions to more extensive global and transnational contexts. The series also invites studies that reconsider the temporalities and formal and aesthetic praxes of modernism—not only its historical development, but the peculiar rhythms and pacing of its narratives, its dramatic literatures, its poetry, its song. While respecting the contemporary elasticity of the term, this series understands modernism not simply as a synonym for the ‘modern’ but as a movement that responds to the modern wherever it finds it.

We invite English-language submissions on all aspects of literary modernism. Proposals are invited for monographs and edited volumes that engage transnational and postcolonial, canonical and marginal modernisms, and the legacies of modernism. We welcome single- and multiple-author studies from a variety of approaches and frameworks, literary-historical and/or theoretical.

Transamerican Film and Literature

Series Editors: James Ramey, Maricruz Castro Ricalde and Lauro Zavala

This series publishes scholarly contributions to the growing and ever-changing fields of film and literary studies across the Americas. Written in English or Spanish, the titles in this series include edited volumes, books by single authors, and translations of scholarly monographs. They typically investigate film and literature of the Americas, examining works and trends in relation to form, genre, culture, politics, historiography and diverse areas of theory.

The term ‘Transamerican’ implies transnational and transregional perspectives on creative work from all over the Americas, with an emphasis on new assessments of Latin American work, but is not constrained to studies of multiple national cinemas or literatures, and may venture beyond the Americas for comparative purposes. It also encompasses studies of single works or bodies of work from the Americas whose thematics or aesthetics warrant attention from a broad readership interested in Transamerican Studies. The mission of the series is to provide a site of dialogue and new collaborations between scholars working on this subject throughout the Americas and other continents, emphasizing the region’s growing diversity of critical and theoretical perspectives on film and literature.

Sociología política para los desafíos del siglo XXI: pensar la política y la sociedad desde el sur

Series Editors: Karina Ansolabehere and Daniel Vázquez

La colección busca analizar problemas contemporáneos del sur global desde una perspectiva de sociología política original conceptualmente y rigurosa metodológicamente. Consideramos que esta región del mundo enfrenta numerosos desafíos que requieren investigación profunda y original: la capacidad estatal y la necesidad de construir estados erosionados, el control territorial, las íticas de seguridad, la convivencia de regímenes democráticos con niveles de violencia inusitados; los poderes fácticos y la innovación democrática; la desigualdad material  y de reconocimiento; nuevos actores políticos y económicos legales e ilegales; nuevas formas de ejercicio de la representación política; debilidad del sistema de justicia etc.

Se reciben propuestas en español, e inglés resultado de investigaciones originales con una perspectiva de sociología política cualitativas o cuantitativas. Está dirigida a cientistas sociales del sur global en particular y del mundo en general.

This series seeks to analyse contemporary issues of the global South through the lens of political sociology. It explores the many challenges this region of the world faces that lie at the intersection between politics and society: state capacity, control of the territory and concentration of political and economic power, coexistence of democratic regimes with extraordinary levels of violence, poverty and inequality, weakness of the judicial system, grave human rights violations, government unaccountability, corruption, impunity, media concentration and political use of networks, only to mention a few.

The collection aims to offer a methodologically rigorous and conceptually original view of these and other challenges the current world and in particular the global South faces.

The series is aimed at social scientists worldwide and it accepts proposals of original research in Spanish and English in both qualitative and quantitative political sociology.

Exile and Transterrados: Exile in the Twentieth-Century Hispanic World

Series Editors: César Andrés Núñez and José Ramón López García

Philosopher José Gaos coined the neologism transterrado to describe his life as an exile in Mexico. This series investigates the experience of Spanish Civil War exiles and explores the various and complex connections between their work and the cultural products of the countries where they spent their exile, from the 1930s to the 1970s.

The series is open to interdisciplinary approaches in a wide range of fields from literature and philosophy to history, cultural studies and art history. We will also consider critical editions of the lost or unpublished works of exiled writers.

The series publishes in English and Spanish.

El filósofo José Gaos acuñó el neologismo transterrado para describir su vida como exiliado en México: esta serie se enfoca, principalmente, en el exilio resultante de la Guerra Civil española y sus variadas y complejas conexiones con la producción cultural de los países en los que transcurría ese exilio, de 1936-1939 a 1975, al menos.

La experiencia española es un caso particular, por la magnitud de la población desterrada y por la duración del destierro, de una situación que marca la historia del siglo veinte: la serie está abierta a perspectivas interdisciplinarias sobre el exilio en un amplio abanico que abarca desde literatura y filosofía hasta historia, desde estudios culturales hasta el arte y la historia del arte. La colección también contempla propuestas de edición, con introducciones críticas, de obras perdidas o inéditas de los escritores exiliados.

La serie se publica en inglés y en español.

Estudios culturales críticos con perspectiva latinoamericana

Series Editor: Alejandro Kaufman

Estudios culturales críticos con perspectiva latinoamericana es una nueva serie que presenta temas e indagaciones con referencia a teorías culturales críticas situadas. Estas teorías han sido largamente objeto de recepción en América Latina y han dado lugar a reflexión y elaboraciones locales y regionales. Por teorías culturales críticas entendemos –de modo no exhaustivo– la teoría marxiana, la Escuela de Frankfurt, la “teoría italiana” o las corrientes posestructuralistas francesas, así como los enfoques de género, dirigidos hacia problemas relevantes para el contexto latinoamericano (en el campo de las humanidades y las ciencias sociales). Todo ello en confluencia con la tradición ensayística que ha nutrido una genealogía constituida por escritores –entre tantos otros– como Mariátegui, Martí o Martínez Estrada; así como María Moreno, Nelly Richard, Horacio González o Patricio Marchant. Algunos han obtenido reconocimiento global, otros han permanecido como referencias regionales. Los enfoques propuestos ocupan una posición significativa en las escrituras contemporáneas en diversos países americanos, y no siempre se hallan en los departamentos académicos o las editoriales formulados en estos términos, aunque eventualmente se manifiestan bajo otros rótulos. Sin embargo, forman parte de modos de indagación y escritura claramente establecidos y demandados por la perseverancia de los lectores.

Brazilian Studies

Series Editor: João Cezar de Castro Rocha

This book series aims to bring together two cultural traditions that shaped Brazil as an ‘imagined community’, to recall Benedict Anderson’s concept. On the one hand, the so-called pensamento social brasileiro, founded on an essayistic tradition, scrutinized Brazilian historical processes in order to glean an all-encompassing answer to the question of national identity; on the other hand, the academic tradition, rooted in the university, privileged theoretical and methodological concerns over literary style. Brazilian Studies aims to bridge the gap between these two traditions, enriching both precisely by virtue of their differences.

The series welcomes manuscripts in all disciplines of human and social sciences and literary and cultural studies. It is open to multiple, even opposing theoretical and methodological approaches: from literary criticism and comparative literature to archival and intellectual history; from cultural and media studies to material culture; from film and TV studies to art history and education; from anthropological to sociological and historical case studies. Brazilian Studies will foster exchanges between new trends in scholarship in Brazil and the English-speaking world, providing a platform for studies on Brazilian history, society, culture and literature.

Esta serie de libros pretende reunir dos tradiciones culturales que dieron forma a Brasil en tanto “comunidad imaginada”, para recordar el concepto de Benedict Anderson. Por un lado, el llamado pensamento social brasileiro fundado en una tradición ensayística que, a través del escrutinio de los procesos históricos brasileños, buscó dar una respuesta comprehensiva a la cuestión de la identidad nacional. Y por otro lado, la tradición académica, enraizada en la universidad, que privilegió las preocupaciones teóricas y metodológicas sobre el estilo literario. Ciertamente, la distancia entre estos dos enfoques se ha ensanchado progresivamente con el paso del tiempo. En ese sentido, Estudios brasileños se propone desafiar ese hiato, a través del enriquecimiento de ambas tradiciones, precisamente en virtud de sus diferencias. De tal forma, la Serie da la bienvenida a trabajos de todas las disciplinas de las ciencias humanas y sociales, así como a aquellos provenientes de los estudios literarios y culturales. Por ello está abierta a múltiples –e incluso opuestos– enfoques teóricos y metodológicos: desde la crítica literaria y la literatura comparada, hasta la historia de archivos o la historia intelectual; desde los estudios culturales y los medios de comunicación, hasta la cultura material; o estudios de cine y televisión, de historia del arte y de educación; o en fin, estudios de caso antropológicos, sociológicos e históricos.

Estudios Brasileños procura así fomentar los intercambios entre las nuevas tendencias académicas en Brasil y el mundo de habla inglesa, privilegiando estudios altamente documentados sobre la historia, la sociedad, la cultura y la literatura brasileñas.

Esta coleção pretende reunir duas tradições culturais que moldaram o Brasil enquanto “comunidade imaginada”, para recordar o conceito de Benedict Anderson. De um lado, o chamado pensamento social brasileiro, baseado na tradição ensaística, investigou os processos históricos brasileiros, na tentativa de auferir uma resposta globalizante para o problema da identidade nacional; de outro, a tradição acadêmica, universitária, concedeu prioridade a preocupações teóricas e metodológicas. A distância entre essas duas abordagens só fez crescer. Estudos Brasileiros propõe-se a questionar esse hiato, enriquecendo ambas as tradições ao valer-se precisamente de suas diferenças.

A coleção está aberta a manuscritos de todas as disciplinas das ciências humanas e sociais e dos estudos culturais. Está aberta a abordagens teóricas e metodológicas diversas, e até mesmo contrárias: da crítica literária e da literatura comparada à história arquivística e intelectual; dos estudos culturais e midiáticos à cultura material; dos estudos de cinema e TV à história da arte e à educação; dos estudos de caso antropológicos aos sociológicos e históricos. Estudos Brasileiros incentivará trocas entre novas tendências acadêmicas no Brasil e no mundo anglófono, privilegiando estudos com documentação sólida sobre a história, a sociedade, a cultura, e a literatura do Brasil.

Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies

Series Editor: João Cezar de Castro Rocha

Andreas Huyssen´s groundbreaking book After the Great Divide refers to the seemingly insurmountable distance between ‘high art’ and ‘mass culture’. While this rigid distinction was instrumental for the historical avant-gardes, postmodernism challenged it, reinventing the very notion of art as an aesthetic experience.

In the 1980s, the concept of literary studies as literary theory, literary criticism and literary history was challenged by the emerging discipline of ‘cultural studies’, which replaced the restricted notion of ‘literature’ with an anthropologically oriented concept of ‘culture’.

Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies aims to cast new light on this problem by bringing to the fore the constitution of literary and academic fields in Latin America: instead of defining themselves by contrast and exclusion, they grew together, establishing productive relationships since their inception.

The series welcomes diverse theoretical and methodological approaches, inviting well-documented studies on Latin American cultures and literatures in order to promote an active dialogue between new voices and issues in scholarship in both Latin America and the English-speaking world.

En su innovador libro, After the Great Divide, Andreas Huyssen se refiere a la distancia aparentemente insuperable entre el “gran arte” y la “cultura de masas”. Si bien esta rígida distinción llegó a ser fundamental para las vanguardias históricas, fue puesta en cuestión por el postmodernismo, al reinventar la noción de arte como una experiencia estética.

En la década de 1980, el concepto de estudios literarios, entendido como teoría literaria, crítica literaria e historia literaria, fue desafiado por la nueva disciplina de los “estudios culturales”, la cual sustituyó la noción restringida de “literatura” por el concepto de “cultura”, de orientación antropológica.

La Serie Estudios Literarios y Culturales Latinoamericanos tiene como objetivo fundamental arrojar nueva luz sobre este problema, haciendo hincapié en la forma en que se han constituido tanto el campo literario como el académico, en América Latina. Así, en vez de suponer que se han definido a sí mismos a través del contraste y la exclusión, es necesario considerar que se han desarrollado conjuntamente e incluso estableciendo relaciones productivas desde sus orígenes.

La serie da la bienvenida a diversos enfoques teóricos y metodológicos, y busca publicar estudios cabalmente documentados sobre las culturas y literaturas de América Latina, con el fin de promover un diálogo activo entre las nuevas voces y las diversas problemáticas propias del ámbito académico, tanto en América Latina como en el mundo de habla inglesa.


After the Great Divide, a obra pioneira de Andreas Huyssen, trata da distância aparentemente intransponível entre a “grande arte” e a “cultura de massas”. Se essa rígida distinção ainda foi utilizada pelas vanguardas históricas, o pós-modernismo colocou-a em questão, reinventando a noção mesma da arte como experiência estética.

Na década de 1980, o conceito de estudos literários na forma de teoria da literatura, de crítica literária, e de história literária foi questionado pela nova disciplina dos “estudos culturais”, que deslocou a noção restrita de “literatura” por um conceito antropologicamente orientado de “cultura”.

Estudos Literários e Culturais Latino-Americanos pretende lançar novas luzes sobre esse problema, evocando a constituição dos campos literário e acadêmico na América Latina: em vez de definir-se pelo contraste e pela exclusão, eles cresceram juntos, estabelecendo relações produtivas desde seu início.

A coleção está aberta a abordagens teóricas e metodológicas diversas, convocando estudos solidamente documentados sobre as culturas latino-americanas, a fim de promover um diálogo ativo entre novas vozes e questões acadêmicas tanto na América Latina quanto no mundo anglófono.

Transamerican Studies: Social Justice, Identity and Public Policy

Series Editors: Mario Antonio Rivera,  Nancy Lopez and Juan de Dios Pineda

Following the groundbreaking interdisciplinary academic initiatives of the Latin American Network (LATNET), founded by series co-editor Juan de Dios Pineda, this series uniquely addresses both Latino/a Studies and Latin American Studies, which have traditionally remained separate in the publishing world.
The series bridges domestic North American studies of identity and social justice and those pertaining to social and public policy in Latin America, addressing a broad range of concerns including immigration, bilateral and multilateral national security, public governance, public ethics, and the social constructs of ‘race’ and ‘ethnicity’ in contexts of national and community identities. The series also explores the significant and often insufficiently recognized Latin American contributions to public philosophy, in relation to postcolonial and postmodernist movements.

Editorial Board: Chair Bruce J. Perlman

(Post-) Critical Global Studies

Series Editors: Márcia Aparecida Amador Mascia, Silvia Grinberg  and Kontopodis Michalis

This book series focuses on critical and post-critical research in the broad area of social sciences. It aims to trace the stimulating exchange of ideas on contemporary social issues between Latin America and the rest of the world and to explore possibilities for local and global social change. Furthermore, the series aims to situate and possibly deconstruct the systems of reasoning that govern social problems and global change, including deconstructing Euro-American critical paradigms. The series encourages innovative theoretical and methodological approaches to emerging phenomena in fields such as urban and rural studies, indigenous studies, human rights, social policy and social movements, intersectionality, media and technology, education, community organization, political economy, ecology, migration and globalization. It will discuss issues such as the geopolitics of knowledge, Paulo Freire’s legacy and post-Freirean approaches, feminisms in Latin America and other areas of the majority world, anthropologies of the state and civil society, and de-/post-colonial perspectives, among others.

The series will include publications in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese. It is addressed to social scientists from Latin America and all over the world as well as to global policy makers and employees at international organizations and NGOs who are interested in theoretical and methodological innovation in social studies.

La serie se centra en las investigaciones críticas y post-críticas en el área amplia de las ciencias sociales. Busca establecer un movimiento de ideas rico y fluido entre Latinoamérica y el resto del mundo sobre cuestiones sociales contemporáneas, así como indagar sobre las posibilidades para el cambio social local y global. Más aún, busca explorar, situar y, si fuera necesario, deconstruir los sistemas de razonamiento que gobiernan los problemas sociales y el cambio global, incluyendo la deconstrucción de los paradigmas críticos euro-americanos. La serie indaga en perspectivas teóricas y metodológicas innovadoras sobre fenómenos emergentes tales como cuestiones urbanas y rurales, grupos indígenas, derechos humanos, políticas sociales, movimientos sociales, interseccionalidad, medios y tecnologías, educación, organización comunitaria, economía política, ecología, migración y globalización. Entre otros temas, incluye discusiones sobre la geopolítica del conocimiento, el legado de Paulo Freire y las perspectivas post-freirianas, los feminismos en América Latina, las antropologías del estado y la sociedad civil, y las perspectivas de-coloniales y poscoloniales.

La serie contendrá publicaciones en inglés, español y/o portugués. Se dirige a cientistas sociales de América Latina de otras partes del mundo, así como a quienes trabajan y toman decisiones en organizaciones internacionales y ONG, que están interesados en la renovación teórica y metodológica en las ciencias sociales.

Esta série de livros tem como foco a pesquisa crítica e pós-crítica no amplo campo das Ciências Sociais. Seu objetivo é estabelecer um movimento vívido de ideias entre a América Latina e o resto do mundo no que tange às questões sociais contemporâneas com o intuito de explorar as possibilidades de mudanças sociais locais e globais. Além disso, objetivamos também explorar, situar e, se necessário, desconstruir sistemas de racionalidade que governam os problemas sociais e a mudança global – incluindo a desconstrução dos paradigmas críticos euro-americanos. A série explora abordagens metodológicas e teóricas inovadoras em relação aos fenômenos emergentes em áreas como: estudos urbanos, rurais e indígenas, direitos humanos, política social e movimentos sociais, intersetorialidade, mídia e tecnologia, educação, organização comunitária, economia política, ecologia, migração e globalização. Serão discutidas questões como a geopolítica do conhecimento, o legado de Paulo Freire e abordagens pós-freirianas, feminismos na América Latina e outras áreas dos países em desenvolvimento, antropologias do estado e da sociedade civil, perspectivas decoloniais e pós coloniais – entre outras.

A série incluirá publicações em inglês, espanhol e/ou português. É direcionado a cientistas sociais da América Latina e de todo o mundo, bem como aos pensadores de políticas públicas globais e colaboradores de organizações internacionais e ONGs, interessados na inovação teórica e metodológica nas Ciências Sociais.

Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic

Series Editors: Graeme Davis and David Jacques

Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic presents the results of fieldwork and excavation as well as works of interpretation from all perspectives on the British Neolithic revolution. Archaeological methodology is augmented where appropriate with interdisciplinary techniques, reflecting contemporary practice in the discipline. Throughout the emphasis is on work which makes new contributions to the debate about the transition between hunter gatherer and farming cultures during this pivotal stage in British prehistory.

The series supports the archaeological community both in providing an appropriate forum for research reports as well as supporting interpretative work including cross-disciplinary research. It takes its inspiration from the work of the University of Buckingham’s excavations at Blick Mead in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.

Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic is based at the Humanities Research Institute, University of Buckingham.

Australian Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Series Editor: Anne Brewster

This interdisciplinary book series showcases dynamic, innovative research on contemporary and historical Australian culture. It aims to foster interventions in established debates on Australia as well as opening up new areas of enquiry that reflect the diversity of interests in the scholarly community. The series includes research in a range of fields across the humanities and social sciences, such as history, literature, media, philosophy, cultural studies, gender studies and politics. Proposals are encouraged in areas such as Indigenous studies, critical race and whiteness studies, women’s studies, studies in colonialism and coloniality, multiculturalism, the experimental humanities and ecocriticism. Of particular interest is research that promotes the study of Australia in cross-cultural, transnational and comparative contexts. Cross-disciplinarity and new methodologies are welcomed.

The series will feature the work of leading authors but also invites proposals from emerging scholars. Proposals for monographs and high-quality edited volumes are welcomed. Proposals and manuscripts considered for the series will be subject to rigorous peer review and editorial attention. The series is affiliated with the International Australian Studies Association (

New Disciplinary Perspectives on Education

Series Editors: Jones Irwin and Stephen Cowden

Educational theory has always been framed within a wider context including philosophy, psychology, sociology and history. In the last ten years, educational discourse has been characterized by the emergence of a more managerialist paradigm and increased emphasis on the delivery of particular educational ‘outcomes’. This has taken place in the context of the huge expansion of tertiary education from the national level, a process in which education has come to be understood as a lucrative global commodity. But alongside these developments, there has also been a resurgence of interest in the educational insights provided by the disciplines of education: for example, renewed emphasis on enquiry-based approaches to learning (Dewey), social constructivist pedagogy (Vygotsky), educational critique (Bourdieu, Freire), new inter-religious pedagogies (Grimmit, Jackson) and fresh perspectives on the ‘spiral’ curriculum (Bruner). Much of this work takes the form of a critique of the instrumentalism of outcome-driven approaches. As the debt-laden student emerges as a political subject, educational discourse has come to represent a particularly contested terrain.

The book series New Disciplinary Perspectives on Education seeks to explore how these debates within the resurgence of the disciplines of education relate to wider political and economic conditions, creating new critical understandings and possibilities within educational theory and practice. It welcomes both theoretical and empirical studies, alongside mixed-methods approaches, and publishes disciplinary studies within philosophy, psychology, sociology and history as well as encouraging cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary work.

Spanish Golden Age Studies

Series Editor: Duncan Wheeler

This series publishes titles on the Golden Age, including but not limited to studies on the New World, the imperial wars, internal strife, visual arts, the popular theatre and prose fiction. Our remit is to provide an outlet for new socio-historical and cultural research on the Early Modern period, a time when Spain could for the first and last time lay claim to being the world’s leading military, economic and political power. The series is particularly interested in reflections on how cultural production both reflected and shaped the age that ostensibly brought it forth. We welcome both monographs and edited collections in English or Spanish.

Transnational Cultures

Series Editors: Dorothy Price, Madhu Krishnan and Rhian Atkin

Transnational Cultures promotes enquiry into the cultural products of transnationalism with a particular focus on the visual arts, literature, music, performance, cinema and new media. With the growth of diasporic communities, migratory crossings and virtual exchange, cultural production beyond, across and traversing borders has become an increasing focus of scholarship within historical, contemporary and comparative contexts. Concepts of nationhood are increasingly understood as a limiting and limited way of understanding culture, as artists, writers, filmmakers and intellectuals produce multilingual or translingual texts, collaborate and communicate across national borders, and redefine and reject the national in favour of the global and/or the postnational.

This series encourages new work that investigates how a transnational lens might transform existing understandings of art and culture produced in any period or location. What broader flows of knowledge, capital and power mark the cultural crossings that appear and reappear in pre-modern, modern and contemporary social formations? How do the cultural products of transnationalism trouble existing narratives of the nation-state? How do transnational cultures interact with and become absorbed by local, indigenous and national narratives? Topics may include the production and consumption of culture across borders; mutual exchange of ideas, objects and practices as a result of exile, migration and displacement; the role of social media, vlogging, reality television and digital gaming in transnational dialogue. The series strives to offer a renewed understanding of the networks of cultural exchange, transmission and translation that have helped to produce and disseminate aesthetic ideas across different continents and centuries.

Proposals for monographs and edited collections are welcome. All proposals and manuscripts will be peer reviewed. The main language of publication is English.

Editorial Advisory Board: Shakuntala Banaji (London School of Economics), Helena Buescu (Lisboa), Deborah Cherry (TrAIN, London), Harry Garuba (Cape Town), Richard Hibbitt (Leeds), Maria Koundoura (Emerson), Vijay Kumar Tadakamalla (Osmania, India), Bénédicte Ledent (Liège), Su Lin Lewis (Bristol), Oiyan Liu (Hong Kong), Churnjeet Mahn (Surrey), Jacqueline Maingard (Bristol), Ulrika Maude (Bristol), Stephen Morton (Southampton), Christopher Ouma (Cape Town), James Procter (Newcastle), Mark Sabine (Nottingham), Lisa Shaw (Liverpool), Siobhán Shilton (Bristol), Catherine Speck (Adelaide), Toshio Watanabe (TrAIN, London), Adam Watt (Exeter)

Race and Resistance Across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century

Series Editors: Tessa Roynon, Elleke Boehmer, Victoria Collis-Buthelezi, Patricia Daley, Aaron Kamugisha, Minkah Makalani, Hélène Neveu Kringelbach and Stephen Tuck

This series focuses on the history and culture of activists, artists and intellectuals who have worked within and against racially oppressive hierarchies in the first half of the twentieth century and beyond, and who have then sought to define and to achieve full equality once those formal hierarchies have been overturned. It explores the ways in which such individuals –- writers, scholars, campaigners and organizers, ministers, and artists and performers of all kinds -– located their resistance within a global context and forged connections with each other across national, linguistic, regional and imperial borders.

Disseminating the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on the history, literature and culture of anti-racist movements in Africa, the Caribbean, the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, the series foregrounds, through a cross-disciplinary approach, the transnational and intercultural nature of these resistance movements. The series embraces a range of themes, including but not limited to antislavery, intellectual and literary networks, emigration and immigration, anti-imperialism, church-based and religious movements, civil rights, citizenship and identity, Black Power, resistance strategies, women’s movements, cultural transfer, white supremacy and anti-immigration, hip hop and global justice movements.

The series is affiliated with the Race and Resistance Research Programme at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), University of Oxford. Proposals are invited for sole- and joint-authored monographs as well as edited collections.

Editorial Advisory Board:
Funmi Adewole (DeMontfort University), Joan Anim-Addo (Goldsmiths, University of London), Celeste-Marie Bernier (University of Edinburgh), Alan Cobley (University of the West Indies, Cave Hill), Carolyn Cooper (University of the West Indies, Mona), Zaire Dinzey-Flores (Rutgers, State University of New Jersey), Tanisha Ford (University of Delaware), Maryemma Graham (University of Kansas), Christopher J. Lee (Lafayette College), Justine McConnell (King’s College London), Pap Ndiaye (Sciences Po), David Scott (Columbia University), Hortense Spillers (Vanderbilt University), Imaobong Umoren (University of Oxford), Harvey Young (Northwestern University)

World Science Fiction Studies

Series Editor: Sonja Fritzsche, Michigan State University

The book series World Science Fiction Studies understands science fiction to be a global phenomenon and explores the various manifestations of the genre in cultures around the world. It recognizes the importance of Anglo-American contributions to the field but promotes the critical study of science fiction in other national traditions, particularly German-speaking. It also supports the investigation of transnational discourses that have shaped the science fiction tradition since its inception. The scope of the series is not limited to one particular medium and encourages study of the genre in both print and digital forms (e.g. literature, film, television, transmedial). Theoretical approaches (e.g. post-human, gender, genre theory) and genre studies (e.g. film shorts, transgenre such as science fiction comedy) with a focus beyond the Anglo-American tradition are also welcome.

Proposals for monographs and edited collections in either English or German are invited.


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