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In der Verknüpfung von Recht und Kulturtechnik verfolgt der vorliegende, interdisziplinäre Band eine doppelte Perspektive: Er fragt nach dem medialen und materiellen Umfeld, in dem Recht entsteht. Und er untersucht, wie ‚Recht als Kulturtechnik‘ seine soziokulturelle Umwelt gestaltet. Als ein besonderes Arrangement, das materielle, mediale und intellektuelle Kulturtechniken verschaltet, erzeugt das Recht nicht nur rechtliche Normativität, sondern auch Subjekte, es stiftet Beziehungen und reguliert Gesellschaften, es formt sogar Affekthaushalte nicht nur in Prozessen oder vor Gericht, sondern auch in Literatur, Kultur und Film. Die Beiträge aus Literatur-, Medien- und Rechtswissenschaft fragen nach dem Konnex von Rechtssubjektivität und Kulturtechnik, den rechtlichen Techniken des (Anti-)Kolonialismus und den juridischen Kulturtechniken der digitalen Gegenwart.
Semiotics: Signs of the Times is Brill’s new series devoted to the study of semiotics across disciplines. This book series starts from the general idea of semiotic signs, divided into icons, indexes, and symbols. Semiotics gives meaning to signs, sign functions, and sign processes. It is also concerned with sign-users (senders and receivers) and how signs are transmitted from one organism to another. To give meaning happens in everyday experience as well as experimentation. Semiotics seeks to discover how the signs of language, gestures, visual images, music, dance, theater, as well as medical and psychological symptoms, architecture, and political theory embark with a theory of signs to give belief, values, and techniques which serve for theoretical foundations and interdisciplinary method in sciences and humanities.
Semiotics: Signs of the Times invites contributions on the newest trend of cultural research in linguistics, literature, fine arts, philosophy, biology, anthropology, folklore, technology, and other fields. The series is open to new synthesis of techniques of research, experiences, memories, and myth with new meanings.

Proposals for single-authored monographs and edited volumes are equally welcome.
All submissions are subject to a double anonymous peer-review process prior to publication.
Authors are equally invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the publisher at BRILL, Christa Stevens.
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BRILL strongly recommends the use of the MLA Handbook of Style or the Chicago Manual of Style for this series.
Walter Ballhause und sein Album Soziale Fotos
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Kurz nach Beginn der Weltwirtschaftskrise 1929 fotografiert Walter Ballhause das Elend der untersten Gesellschaftsschicht und den aufkommenden Terror durch die Nationalsozialisten auf den Straßen Hannovers. In nur drei Jahren entsteht so ein Werk, das in Umfang, thematischer Komplexität und stilistischer Gestaltung einmalig ist für die Darstellung des von großer Not geprägten Alltags in der niedergehenden Weimarer Republik. Walter Ballhauses Bilder müssen in diesem Rahmen als beispiellos gelten. Es ist zu bedenken, dass etwa die Fotos der Farm Security Administration (FSA), heute populäre Ikonen einer aus gegenwärtiger Sicht frühen Sozialfotografie, erst ab 1935 in den USA entstehen: zwei Jahre nach dem Ende von Ballhauses Fotografieren. Er praktiziert sozialdokumentarische Fotografie zu einer Zeit, in der wegweisende Vorbilder für diesen fotografischen Bereich vor allem in Deutschland noch rar oder unbekannt sind.
New Intersectional Approaches to German Studies
Founded in 1972, this series welcomes publications that further develop the investigation of German-language literature(s) and culture(s) from a transdisciplinary perspective, covering the period from 1600 onwards. This includes edited volumes and monographs offering state-of-the-art research, as well as new critical editions of primary sources and collections.

Our mission remains to publish high quality research, especially new transdisciplinary approaches to German Studies. Consequently, the series offers a venue for exploring emerging fields of study that intersect with German cultural studies. This may include but is not limited to gender and sexuality studies, critical race and whiteness studies, disability studies, transcultural and postcolonial studies, film, theatre, and comic studies.

All submissions are subject to a double-anonymous peer review process prior to publication.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals for manuscripts in either German or English to the publisher at BRILL, Masja Horn.
Please advise our Guidelines for a Book Proposal.
Transdisciplinary Approaches to German Studies
Founded in 1972, this series welcomes publications that further develop the investigation of German-language literature(s) and culture(s) from a transdisciplinary perspective, covering the period from 1600 onwards. This includes edited volumes and monographs offering state-of-the-art research, as well as new critical editions of primary sources and collections.

Our mission remains to publish high quality research, especially new transdisciplinary approaches to German Studies. Consequently, the series offers a venue for exploring emerging fields of study that intersect with German cultural studies. This may include but is not limited to gender and sexuality studies, critical race and whiteness studies, disability studies, transcultural and postcolonial studies, film, theatre, and comic studies.

All submissions are subject to a double-anonymous peer review process prior to publication.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals for manuscripts in either German or English to the publisher at BRILL, Masja Horn.
Please advise our Guidelines for a Book Proposal.
The electronic version of the series Approaches to Translation Studies..

Approaches to Translation Studies is an international series promoting the scholarly study of translation. The notion of plural ‘approaches’ to translation and its study calls up images of scholarly explorers following untrodden paths to translation, or more cautiously (re)tracing the familiar routes. Either way, it indicates a refusal to be tied to dogma or prejudice, a curiosity about possible new vistas, and an awareness that the observer’s view depends on where s/he comes from. But a recognition of the plurality of possible approaches does not necessarily mean passive acquiescence to relativism and scepticism. The idea of ‘approaching’ translation also implies a sense of purpose and direction.

In the context of today’s globalised and pluralised world, this metaphorically suggested perspective is perhaps more relevant than ever before. The series therefore remains fully committed to it, while trying to respond to the rapid changes of our digital age. Ready to travel between genres, media and technologies, willing to span centuries and continents, and always keeping an open mind about the various oppositions that have too often needlessly divided researchers (e.g. high culture versus popular culture, linguistics versus literary studies versus cultural studies, translation ‘proper’ versus ‘adaptation’), the series Approaches to Translation Studies will continue to accommodate all translation-oriented books that match high-quality scholarship with an equal concern for reader-friendly communication.

Approaches to Translation Studies is open to a wide range of scholarly publications in the field of Translation Studies (monographs, collective volumes…). Dissertations are welcome but will obviously need to be thoroughly adapted to their new function and readership. Conference proceedings and collections of articles will only be considered if they show strong thematic unity and tight editorial control. For practical reasons, the series intends to continue its tradition of publishing English-language research. While students, teachers and scholars in the various schools and branches of Translation Studies make up its primary readership, the series also aims to promote a dialogue with readers and authors from various neighbouring disciplines.

Approaches to Translation Studies was launched in 1970 by James S Holmes (1924-1986), who was also one of the ‘founding fathers’ of Translation Studies as an academic discipline. At later stages the series’ editorship passed into the hands of Raymond van den Broeck, Kitty M. van Leuven-Zwart and Ton Naaijkens. Being the very first international series specifically catering for the needs of the fledgling discipline in the 1970s, Approaches to Translation Studies has played a significant historical role in providing it with a much needed platform as well as giving it greater visibility in the academic marketplace.

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

Volumes 2, 4, and 5 were published by Van Gorcum (Assen, The Netherlands), but orders should be directed to Brill | Rodopi.

The series published an average of two volumes per year over the last 5 years.
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Mit Blick auf die Gegenstände, die behandelt werden, aber auch hinsichtlich der fachlichen Zuständigkeiten operiert die kulturwissenschaftliche Reihe inter/media im Dazwischen. Damit trägt sie der in den letzten Jahren zunehmenden Dominanz intermedialer Praktiken Rechnung, der Tatsache also, dass kulturelle und künstlerische Artefakte auf dem Dialog der Medien gründen, ihn suchen, inszenieren und reflektieren.

Das mit der Reihe verbundene Erkenntnisinteresse umfasst Phänomene des Medienwechsels, der Medienkombination sowie der intermedialen Bezugnahme, denen eine ebenso komparatistische wie medienkomparatistische Sensibilität entgegengebracht wird. Grundsätzlich offen angelegt, liegt das fachliche 'Haupteinzugsgebiet' der Reihe im Schnittbereich folgender Disziplinen: Literaturwissenschaft, Film- und Bildwissenschaft, Medienwissenschaft.
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This article examines Alonso Ruizpalacios’ 2018 film Museo with a principal focus on place. It looks at the architectural history of protagonist Juan’s hometown, Ciudad Satélite, and the history of Mexico City’s Museum of Anthropology. What is the historical significance of Ciudad Satélite, which was designed by famed architect Mario Pani? What motivates Juan’s journey across Mexico? In answering these questions, it seeks to address how Museo illustrates Mexican national identity and Juan’s sense of mexicanidad. This study also considers how Museo depicts indigenous culture, spaces, and language in relation to Juan’s crime. The final portion of this article looks at Museo’s commercial distribution data. Using world cinema and festival theory, I consider how Ruizpalacios’ work illuminates the nuanced presence of Mexican cinema in global festivals.

In: Studies in World Cinema
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Grounded in Patricia White’s theorization of women’s cinema as world cinema, this article discusses select feature, documentary, and short films of two contemporary Palestinian women filmmakers, Najwa Najjar and Annemarie Jacir. Identifying the transformative and emancipatory processes within Palestinian society and the new Palestinian narratives of return as key elements in their films, this article concentrates on their contribution to the aesthetics and politics of Palestinian cinema. White’s theoretical framework allows for the analysis of the feminist and postcolonial concerns of Palestinian women filmmakers, their engagement with the minor form, and the place of their films within global production and distribution contexts. Taking into account the new responsiveness of Palestinian and global audiences, it also allows for the discussion of their increasingly prominent role in Palestinian cinema and their contribution to the struggle of women filmmakers for better conditions within the film industry.

In: Studies in World Cinema