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Art and Thought: Histories of the Avant-Garde/Histoires des avant-gardes : art et pensée

Series Editors: Dawn Ades and Timothy Mathews

If the past is continually retold in the present, as Walter Benjamin suggests, what can critical perspectives reveal and what do they obscure about the history of our modern time? Art and Thought is a new series that revisits and reconceptualises the histories of modernism, avant-gardism and postmodernism. Volumes in the series will each offer a critical perspective developed in response to specific cultural artefacts and their qualities. They will engage with literary, artistic and theoretical works, from the past as well as the present, with an emphasis on aesthetic interaction between literature, visual art, film and music, including the livre d’artiste. The series is intended to showcase the work of new as well as established scholars, whether monographs, single- or multi-authored collections of essays, or new editions of salient or neglected works, in English or in French. Works on translation as well as in translation will be considered. For further information, contact the series editors, Dawn Ades and Timothy Mathews, or send an email to oxford@peterlang.com.

Walter Benjamin nous rappelle que le passé se dit au présent. Dans quelle mesure la pensée critique permet-elle d’illuminer notre histoire ? La collection Histoires des avant-gardes : art et pensée se propose de penser à nouveaux frais les problématiques liant les esthétiques de la modernité, de l’avant-garde et du postmoderne. Chaque volume répondra aux qualités ponctuelles des objets esthétiques et culturels considérés par une perspective critique propre. Des œuvres de littérature, d’art et de réflexion y seront abordées, qui souligneront les rapports intimes de l’écriture, du visuel, de la musique, du cinéma. Les livres d’artistes ne seront pas oubliés. La collection présentera, en langue française ou anglaise, le travail critique de chercheurs établis ou en début de carrière. Elle offrira à ses lecteurs des monographies, des collections d’essais critiques, des volumes collectifs, et des éditions nouvelles d’œuvres qui gagnent à être connues ou qui appellent un regard neuf. Les travaux sur la traduction seront vivement accueillis. Pour tout renseignement supplémentaire, prière de s’adresser aux directeurs de la collection, Dawn Ades et Timothy Mathews, ou d’envoyer un mail à oxford@peterlang.com.

 

Cultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationship between the Arts

Series Editor: J.B. Bullen

Interdisciplinary activity is now a major feature of academic work in all fields. The traditional borders between the arts have been eroded to reveal new connections and create new links between art forms. Cultural Interactions is intended to provide a forum for this activity. It will publish monographs, edited collections and volumes of primary material on points of crossover such as those between literature and the visual arts or photography and fiction, music and theatre, sculpture and historiography. It will engage with book illustration, the manipulation of typography as an art form, or the ‘double work’ of poetry and painting and will offer the opportunity to broaden the field into wider and less charted areas. It will deal with modes of representation that cross the physiological boundaries of sight, hearing and touch and examine the placing of these modes within their representative cultures. It will offer an opportunity to publish on the crosscurrents of nationality and the transformations brought about by foreign art forms impinging upon others. The interface between the arts knows no boundaries of time or geography, history or theory.

German Visual Culture

Series Editors: Deborah Ascher Barnstone and Thomas O. Haakenson

German Visual Culture offers an innovative approach to German Studies within the diverse and growing field of Visual Culture. The series invites scholarship by artists, designers, academics and curators across all media forms and time periods. It engages with traditional art historical methods as well as inventive interdisciplinary ones, recognizing the scholarly merits of both. Of particular interest are provocative perspectives on archival materials, original scholarship on emerging and established visual forms, and new readings of history through the lens of visual culture. The series offers a much-needed venue for expanding how we engage with the field of Visual Culture in general.
The series is the publishing project of the Visual Culture Network (VCN) for the German Studies Association in the United States. Proposals for revised dissertations, monographs and edited volumes from a wide range of comparative, theoretical and methodological perspectives are welcome. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit proposals on any aspect of German Visual Culture, including projects that address such themes as new media, intermediality, gender, identity, memory, nostalgia, spectacle, trauma, the double, East/West, dissent and fetishism. We publish in both English and German.

Internationalism and the Arts at the Fin de Siècle

Series Editor: Grace Brockington

Internationalism and the Arts at the Fin de Siècle is a multidisciplinary series that explores cosmopolitan practices and processes of cultural exchange across national boundaries at a crucial historical moment. The period from the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth century was characterized by national consolidation, empire-building and catastrophic conflict. As part of the same process of collective encounter and self-definition, this time was also marked by international cooperation, proposals for world government, and transnational communities that challenged the nation state. The arts were central to the formation of national identities, and cultural practitioners (artists, writers, musicians, dramatists) were expected to shore up national traditions. Yet their lives were often cosmopolitan and their practices shaped by cross-cultural collaboration.
The series provides a forum for scholars working in the emerging area of cultural internationalism. It challenges the emphasis on national schools as the foundation of scholarly analysis, and it draws attention to the vigour of internationalist art and ideology in an age which is more usually remembered for jingoism and war. Proposals for monographs, edited collections and anthologies of primary sources will be considered.

 

For information about submitting proposals to these series, please contact oxford@peterlang.com.

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