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Edited by Thomas Mical

This new book series investigates innovative ways to think about and design our built environment. The premise of Architectural Intelligences is that theories of design can generate innovative design methods and novel design projects. Architectural Intelligences seeks synthesis, hybridity, or tensions between architectural theory with other knowledge disciplines, to produce new insights, new speculations, and new design protocols. Architectural thought and production becomes thereby active and uniquely transformative. Books in this series will unfold new forms of order, organization, innovation, and experimentation that can shape and redirect current architectural thought, in dialogue with other disciplines, as game-changers.

Prospective authors in the disciplines of architecture, interiors, and urban spaces are encouraged to submit truly trans-disciplinary proposals (for single authored, co-authored, or edited volumes). Brill welcomes scholarly works that examine the area of applied architectural theory, drawing expertise in another knowledge discipline, such as:
• Architecture + Game Theory
• Architecture + Hypermodernity
• Architecture + New Ecologies
• Architecture + New Materiality
• Architecture + New Forms of Pleasure
• Architecture + Media-Philosophy
• Architecture + New Subjectivities
• Architecture + New Networks
• Architecture + Posthumanism

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the publisher at BRILL, Christa Stevens.

Experimental Practices

Technoscience, Literature, Art, Philosophy

Edited by Sher Doruff and Manuela S. Rossini

The series seeks to develop the status of science, art, literature and philosophy as truly experimental practices, each of which regularly borrows from any and all of the others in order to further its drive to experimentation, invention and innovation. This implies an understanding of the arts as research: i.e. as a particular form of knowledge production and practice among many others.

It builds on the collaborative ethos of the US-based, international Society for Science, Literature, and the Arts (SLSA) and seeks to extend this more actively by extending transdisciplinary exchanges between scholars more firmly into collaborations between scholars and artists or scientists. The specific aims of the series are the following:
- In order to stimulate the emergence of new modes of discourse and a new aesthetics at the interface between disciplines, the series commissions truly collaborative works associating artists and scholars or scientists in innovative interplay.
- Transdisciplinary and in accordance with the aim of fostering collaborations between the arts and sciences, the series combines different epistemological and methodological approaches in order to contribute to the development of theoretical models and analytical tools for concrete and pressing social and scientific problems.
- Conscious of the potential of hypertext and electronic publishing for the furtherance of interactive transdisciplinary practices, the series intends to avail itself fully of the latest technology and media and to place itself at the forefront of developments in e-publishing.
- Striving to bring into sharp focus the possibilities for critical and creative interplay between science, art, literature and philosophy, the series encourages theoretical debates and political and historical studies of their mutually enriching – or at times disenabling – collaborations and conflicts.
- It is also committed to underlining the contribution of European thinkers to its field of study and promoting current European research – significantly, though not exclusively, represented at meetings of SLSAeu (the European branch of the SLSA).

The series consists of two strands:
1. Experimental Practices Monographs publishes both works by single authors and truly collaborative volumes. As well as books on larger historical, political and theoretical topics and experimental collaborations across disciplines, it encourages studies concentrating on a single author, artist or indeed work – always providing that such ‘case studies’ provide a direct contribution to methodological, theoretical, philosophical, etc., issues.
2. The Experimental Practices Yearbook publishes papers from the European Society for Science, Literature and the Arts. Each yearly publication has a strong individual identity, centered on a specific topic and is entrusted to a distinguished guest editor.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the publisher at BRILL, Masja Horn.


This is a new series with an average of one volume per year.

Edited by Ivan Callus and Stefan Herbrechter

"Posthumanism" may be understood as the paradigm that succeeds humanism, but also as the study of what might follow humanity's ends. After prompting an initial sense of novelty and shock, posthumanism has become a discourse whose unsettling anticipations of the future and timely critiques of the present have firmly established themselves within the academy. Posthumanism’s concerns—typically relating to the impacts of bio- and digital technology on body, mind, culture, and epistemology—are now part of mainstream debate within the humanities and within interdisciplinary explorations of the integrity of the human.
Critical Posthumanisms is a new series focusing on the exciting rise of posthumanism and its probable directions. It makes available studies by scholars whose perspectives on the posthuman vary in important and interesting ways, and should serve as a crucial point of reference for anybody working within the field.
Books within the series provide:
(a) analyses of the histories, idioms, and canons of different “posthumanisms”;
(b) discussion of the main thinkers and trends of posthumanism;
(b) alternative formulations of posthumanism, which downplay the centrality of technology;
(c) philosophical and political critiques of the "prosthesization" of the human;
(d) cross-disciplinary takes on posthumanism, particularly those allowing the humanities to engage with areas like Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Virtual Reality, etc.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the publisher at BRILL, Masja Horn.

Manuscripts for this series should eventually follow MHRA style, and preferably use UK spelling.
Critical Animal Studies investigates and challenges the complex dynamics of structural, institutional and discursive power formations that affect animals, humans, and the environment. By “critical” we mean that animal studies must not become a safe and sanitized discourse; it must use its unique and powerful perspective to advance a radical and oppositional dissent that engages and politicizes the many profound ethical, environmental, and social issues embedded in animal studies. With a critical orientation to the study of human-animal relationships, the series seeks to contribute to current debates and be a resource for social justice, animal advocacy and environmental movements and research as well as for humanities and social science scholars more generally. The series bridges boundaries between academic and activist knowledge development, between scholarship and citizenship, between theory and praxis, as well as between existing disciplines. We particularly invite texts that explore under researched areas such as animals and climate change, globalization, capital, colonialism, queer theory, education theory, childhood studies, labor issues, and disability studies. We welcome contributions from any discipline. For more information on Critical Animal Studies, please visit: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org.

Possible book proposals may:
• Intervene in the animal economy of the production, science, service, experience, and culture industries;
• Critically analyze ideologies, practices and effects of the current animal welfare movements;
• Explore diverse forms and sites of human and animal resistance;
• Reappraise preexisting texts (such as Elaine Scarry’s The Body in Pain) by exploring new connects to the field of critical animal studies;
• Contribute to bold, innovative, and boundary shifting knowledge development in critical animal studies.

The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.
The series Nature, Culture and Literature is dedicated to publications approaching literature and other forms of text-based communication from an ecological standpoint. It provides a platform for the practice of ecocriticism in the broadest sense, understood as an issue-driven field of cultural enquiry comprising critical textual analysis and theorising on human/nature relations.
The series publishes single-author monographs and thematically focused collections of essays, on literature across languages, cultures and periods, and on other forms of writing. It is open to scholars working in green media studies, environmental history, philosophy, social and cultural theory, and linguistics, as well as national literatures and comparative literature.
Nature, Culture and Literature embraces a range of different approaches, and explores phenomena observable in Europe, America and beyond in their international extension as well as in their national and regional peculiarities.
Individual volumes focus on a specific area of research. They may examine the work of a single author or the characteristics of the environmental imagination in a particular culture; they may map one of the themes central to popular understandings of nature and explore their creative reconfiguration (e.g. nature and national/regional identity, human/ animal relations, or climate change); or they may develop and illustrate a particular theoretical approach (for instance in ecolinguistics, energy humanities, or econarratology / ecopoetics).

The series aims to publish an average two volumes per year. All volumes are peer reviewed.

Edited by Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

The series entitled Consciousness, Literature and the Arts is a scholarly line of books consisting of monographs (and thematic collections of articles), in the English language, dealing with a wide variety of areas, problems, and applications within the broad field of consciousness studies in relation to literature and the arts with all their sub-genres.

The series published an average of 3,5 volumes per year over the last 5 years.

Edited by Myriam Díaz Diocaretz

Critical Studies seeks to foster cross-disciplinarity and thus to participate in the ongoing reconfiguration of the Humanities and Social Sciences, while challenging received conceptual frames and perspectives, be they entrenched or 'current'.
To this aim, it publishes guest-edited, multi-authored collections of essays by scholars and intellectuals coming from various disciplinary and cultural backgrounds.
The series welcomes volumes dealing with a vast range of topics, from the most enduring to the most contemporary, such as future and emerging technologies.
Whether topics initially pertain to the fields of gender studies, media studies, postcolonial studies or studies in post-humanism, to name just a few, special consideration is given to collections that:
1. seriously attempt to produce innovative cross-disciplinary analyses by involving multiple theoretical languages and/or cultural areas;
2. do not content themselves with applying methodologies or theories but submit their own gestures and presuppositions to critical scrutiny;
3. endeavor to open new questions and to posit new objects for investigation on the basis of their methodological and theoretical innovation.