Thamyris seeks to initiate alternative forms of criticism by analysing the ways in which cultural and theoretical discourses intervene in the contemporary world. This criticism should pursue a re-politicizing and remobilizing of theoretical perspectives and cultural practices, preferably through case studies. Thamyris hopes to contribute to the productive interaction between art, activism, and theory. We understand cultural practices to include those of literary, visual, digital, and performance arts, but also social practices related to gender, sexuality, and ethnicity. In short, Thamyris aims at exploring the ways in which varying cultural practices, separately or in interaction, can be effective as agents of social and cultural change.
Series Editor: Ernst van Alphen, Leiden University
Editorial Team: Murat Aydemir,University of Amsterdam Maaike Bleeker, Utrecht University Maria Boletsi, Leiden University and University of Amsterdam Isabel Hoving, Leiden University Esther Peeren, University of Amsterdam
“Without any doubt, this new book-series … is strongly recommended to be followed.” in: Wasafiri 40, Winter 2003