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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.
Please advise our Guidelines for a Book Proposal.
BRILL strongly recommends the use of the MLA Handbook of Style or the Chicago Manual of Style for this series.
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.
This book offers a comprehensive and accessible characterisation of the first-person shooter videogame genre. After providing an overview of the history of the first-person shooter videogame genre, Alberto Oya comments on the various defining peculiarities of this genre, namely the first-person perspective, the shooting gaming mechanics, the heroic in-game narrative or background story, and multiplayer gaming. Oya also argues that educators can use first-person shooter videogames to encourage their students to reflect on historical and philosophical issues.
Film denken nach der Geschichte des Kinos
Series:  Film Denken
Was war Kino, und was wird es sein? Der schweizerisch-französische Regisseur Jean-Luc Godard (1930–2022) hat die Geschichte des Kinos wie kein zweiter im Medium selbst geschrieben, etwa in seinem monumentalen Filmessay Histoire(s) du cinema. Zugleich hat Godard dem Kino eine Rolle der historischen Zeugenschaft für die Katastrophen des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts zugeschrieben, eine Verantwortung, die über den Horizont einer Geschichte der Kunstform Film weit hinaus geht. Und schließlich hat er sich früh schon die Frage gestellt, was nach dem Kino kommt: Wie es mit der Geschichte der Kunst weitergeht nach dieser »Erfindung ohne Zukunft«, wie Louis Lumière seine eigene Kreation einmal nannte. In einem Moment der Mediengeschichte, in dem der Film nicht mehr nur im Kino, sondern in den unterschiedlichsten Konfigurationen auftritt, nimmt der vorliegende Band Godards Werk zum Ausgangspunkt für eine vielstimmige Reflexion über die Geschichten und Zukünfte des Kinos. Mit Beiträgen von Jacques Aumont, Raymond Bellour, Nicole Brenez, Georges Didi-Huberman, Lorenz Engell, Daniel Fairfax, Vinzenz Hediger, Rembert Hüser, Adrian Martin, Volker Pantenburg, Regine Prange, Martin Seel, Philip Ursprung, Michael Witt.
A Critical Contribution to the Didactics of Islamic Religious Education Studies
The empirical study on the broad spectrum of Muslim children in Germany and their relations to God is fundamental for the scientific understanding of the development and formation of their faith. At the same time the findings of this work are also highly relevant for the further development of an academic and empirically based Islamic religious education both in a secular and in a highly individualized society.

The aim of this book is to provide a framework for the life of young believers in a religiously plural society, in which the individual relationship to God and the reflexivity of one's own religion are a decisive prerequisite for preventing radicalization and moral rigidity. This book favors an anthropological shift and an approach that takes the potential of children with their theology and their search for the meaning of life seriously.
Virtuelle Räume bestimmen unsere Kultur heute bereits mehr, als uns bewusst ist. Wir betreten sie sowohl zur Unterhaltung, beim Spielen und Lernen, als auch in der Architektur und in industriellen Arbeitsprozessen. Zugleich steht eine kritisch reflektierende Beschäftigung mit der Ästhetik der simulierten Bildräume, den Prämissen ihres Entstehens und den von ihnen ausgehenden Handlungsangeboten noch weitgehend aus. Zwölf Beiträge aus angewandten Bereichen in Forschung und Technik, experimentellen Ansätzen in Architektur, Kunst und Theater sowie aus theoretisch-historischer Perspektive geben erhellende Einblicke in den kulturell und gesellschaftlich zunehmend bedeutsamen Bereich digitaler Raumkonzepte und virtueller Realitäten und loten deren ästhetischen wie auch performativ-praktischen Potenziale aus.
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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, 17th edition 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
Longer than an article, shorter than a book. The mini-monograph series allows researchers to publish their innovative work at lengths of between 35,000 and 60,000 words. Address the essence of your topic in this new format, and take advantage of our rigorous peer review, state of the art production, and personal guidance. Publish fast, stimulate academic debate, and reach your global audience through an international distribution network at an affordable price.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the publisher at BRILL, Christa Stevens.
Christoph Schlingensief und die Tradition
Das enfant terrible und die Tradition? Ein Sammelband widmet sich Christoph Schlingensiefs Umgang mit medialen, ästhetischen und genrehistorischen Traditionslinien.
Die ‚Arbeit am Bild‘ erklärte Christoph Schlingensief retrospektiv zu seinem zentralen ästhetischen Prinzip. Und tatsächlich präsentieren sich seine Projekte gleichermaßen als Bildproduktions- wie Bildzerstörungsmaschinerien. Der vorliegende Sammelband unternimmt eine interdisziplinäre Kontextualisierung des Œuvres und befragt Schlingensiefs Werk konsequent auf seine medien-, kultur- und genrehistorischen Bezüge. In den Fokus rückt damit erstmals in einem umfassenden Sinne Schlingensiefs produktives Verhältnis zur Tradition.
Weiße Identitäten in der zeitgenössischen künstlerischen Fotografie
In kolonialen Projekten produzierten jahrzehntelang europäische Länder ungezählte fotografische Aufnahmen von Menschen anderer Kulturen. Wie befasst sich eine jüngere fotografische Praxis mit dem kolonialen Bildererbe und den visuellen Einschreibungen topischer, auch kunsthistorischer Motive in diesem weit verzweigten und in diversen Archiven und Sammlungen lagernden Bildkorpus? Im Zuge des postcolonial turn sind künstlerische Fotoarbeiten entstanden, die sich mit den diversen Implikationen weißer Darstellungsmacht befassen. Die fotogeschichtlichen Bedingungen sind der Bezugsrahmen dieser Aufnahmen. Wenn eine Bildkritik dadurch charakterisiert ist, dass sie visuelle Konventionen hinterfragt, Normen destabilisiert, Darstellungsmuster durchbricht, dann steht zu fragen, inwiefern die Positionen der Gegenwart eine Blickumkehr vornehmen, um weiße Identitäten mittels Fotografie kritisch zu perspektivieren: Wie wird Weißsein im fotografischen Bild dargestellt und wie funktioniert dessen machtvolle Aufladung, auch jenseits des fotografischen Rahmens? Welche Rolle kommt dem bildgebenden Verfahren der Fotografie zu, um das Unmarkierte sichtbar zu machen?