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Trans-Atlantic Mass Culture and the Avant-Gardes, 1880-1920
Volume Editors: Felix Brinker and Ruth Mayer
Between 1880 and 1920, newspapers, magazines, and journals figured as the most important media for the public discussion of current events, as central nodes for the circulation of mass entertainments, and as windows into bustling art scenes. Periodicals thus presented themselves as crucial media for the negotiation and implementation of cultural modernization processes. Modernity and the Periodical Press explores this privileged role of the periodical press and focuses in particular on the often-neglected intersections between mass print culture and the practices of literary and artistic avant-gardes. In doing so, the volume examines a variety of materials that are shaped by the formats and themes of the periodical press, including Modernist little magazines, mass-marketed scrapbooks, advertising campaigns, comics, and more.
Volume Editors: Gene M. Moore and John G. Peters
The relationship between Conrad’s Malay fiction and colonialism is a prominent subject of commentary now, and has been for some time. Most scholars would point to Chinua Achebe’s important article “An Image of Africa” as the initiation into the interest in Conrad and colonialism, but if fact decades previously, Florence Clemens had begun this conversation in her ground-breaking commentary on Conrad’s Malay fiction. At the time Florence Clemens was writing, almost nothing had been written on the Conrad’s colonial world, and for many years her work thus was relatively unknown and relatively difficult to obtain. However, Clemens’ work is significant, and its appearance in Brill’s Conrad Studies series now makes this important study readily available to scholars.
Author: Søren Frank
What is the ocean’s role in human and planetary history? How have writers, sailors, painters, scientists, historians, and philosophers from across time and space poetically envisioned the oceans and depicted human entanglements with the sea? In order to answer these questions, Søren Frank covers an impressive range of material in A Poetic History of the Oceans: Greek, Roman and Biblical texts, an Icelandic Saga, Shakespearean drama, Jens Munk’s logbook, 19th century-writers such as James Fenimore Cooper, Herman Melville, Jules Michelet, Victor Hugo, Jules Verne, Jonas Lie, and Joseph Conrad as well as their 20th and 21st century-heirs like J. G. Ballard, Jens Bjørneboe, and Siri Ranva Hjelm Jacobsen.
A Poetic History of the Oceans promotes what Frank labels an amphibian comparative literature and mobilises recent theoretical concepts and methodological developments in Blue Humanities, Blue Ecology, and New Materialism to shed new light on well-known texts and introduce readers to important, but lesser-known Scandinavian literary engagements with the sea.
The Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries Since 1975 is the final volume of the four-volume series of cultural histories of the avant-garde movements in the Nordic countries. This volume carries the avant-garde discussion forward to present-day avant-gardes, challenged by the globalisation of the entertainment industries and new interactive media such as the internet. The avant-garde can now be considered a tradition that has been made more widely available through the opening of archives, electronic documentation and new research, which has spurred both re-enactments, revisions and continuations of historical avant-garde practices, while new cultural contexts, political, technological and ecological conditions have called for new strategies.
¿Qué ocurrió con Filipinas después de “los últimos de Filipinas”? ¿Tiene que ver su proceso de emancipación con el de los países latinoamericanos? ¿Es la modernidad filipina un producto exclusivo de la invasión estadounidense? Este libro colectivo supera agendas nostálgicas y neocoloniales para acercarse desde una multiplicidad de perspectivas a las décadas clave que llevaron a una serie de intelectuales hispanohablantes a imaginarse como nación y reflejarlo en revistas de mujeres, libros de viaje o novelas costumbristas. Los estudios permitirán puntos de comparación con otras literaturas en español así como una profundización en la compleja sociedad filipina del cambio de siglo, con sus salas de jazz, su sufragismo y su independentismo, pero a la vez su defensa del español y el catolicismo.

What happened to the Philippines after 1898? Does its emancipation process have anything to do with that of the Latin American countries? Is Philippine modernity an exclusive product of the US invasion? This edited volume overcomes nostalgic and neo-colonial agendas and forwards multiple-perspectives that critically examine the key decades during which Spanish-speaking intellectuals came to imagine themselves as a nation, as reflected in women’s magazines, travel books or costumbrista fiction. The studies will allow points of comparison with other literatures in Spanish as well as interrogating the complexities in turn-of-the century Philippine society, with its jazz halls, its suffragism and its independence movement, but at the same time its defence of Spanish language and Catholicism.
Series Editors: Jutta Ernst and Oliver Scheiding
Studies in Periodical Cultures (SPC) contributes to the bourgeoning field of periodical studies, exploring magazines, newspapers, and other forms of serialized media in (trans)national contexts. Research into periodicals is of high interest to many because of the medium’s pervasiveness and its enmeshment with the formation of cultural identities. This book series considers periodicals as important artifacts, seeking to assess their role for processes of cultural transfer and translation. SPC looks at how periodicals evolve in and through networks of people, material infrastructures, media markets, and changing technologies. Likewise, the community-building potential of periodicals will be considered. SPC wants to determine what function periodicals have as sites of affection, but also as aesthetic and material sources for the arts and literature. The book series produces a much-needed bridge between historical/archival approaches and present work in the field of media studies by highlighting the legacies and trajectories of the periodical business from 18th-century print to the digital age.

SPC invites contributions from a range of disciplines including approaches developed in the humanities and social sciences. Transnational approaches to periodical studies, which provide, among others, fresh insights into foreign language publications, the role of international editions, the ethnic press, and related issues like race, gender, and sexuality are all welcome. SPC also promotes the ‘business turn’ in periodical studies and highlights material and legal frameworks, design, translation, marketing and consumption. It solicits studies about editorial procedures, the distribution, and the reception of periodicals. This book series encourages work about regional, national, and transnational communication networks, investigating, for instance, how rival publications and their interrelated dynamics shape the periodicals’ formal, material, and visual attributes. In practice, SPC proposes to study periodicals less as autonomous objects, but rather as agents embedded in changing historical contexts. SPC thus offers theoretical and methodological approaches to an interdisciplinary, transnational conception of periodical studies, and publishes peer-reviewed volumes in different languages.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the publisher at BRILL, Christa Stevens.
Please advise our Guidelines for a Book Proposal.
We strongly recommend the use of the Chicago Manual of Style in this series.

Subject areas for exploration:
Periodicals and Transculturality
Literary Magazines as Transnational Periodicals
Transnational Periodicals and the Ethnic Press
Transnational Periodicals, Typography, and Graphic Communication
Transnational Periodicals and the Production of Knowledge
Periodical Studies and the Impact of the Archive
Regionalism and Transnational Periodicals