Forthcoming Series: Global Historical Fictions


Series Editors: Ingibjörg Ágústsdóttir, University of Iceland, Iceland, Jerome de Groot, University of Manchester, UK, Dorothea Flothow, University of Salzburg, Austria, Siobhan O’Connor, Holy Cross College Bury, UK, and Stephanie Russo, Macquarie University, Australia

Defining historical fictions as encompassing of many media forms, this book series invites contributions that consider the multiple ways in which we shape history for diverse purposes, and that investigate popular history in a variety of contexts, and modes.

Historical fictions are booming - historical novels regularly feature on bestseller lists and are nominated for literary prizes. Films and TV dramas set in the past likewise enjoy growing prominence. Across a range of media, the past is increasingly perceived through imagining the unrecorded, by encountering re-imagined personalities and experiencing what it might have been like to be “there.” Popular history offers both recreation and re-creation. Therefore, fictional narratives and images often supersede scientific history in public consciousness, and support political claims, identities and agendas.

Emerging from the international and interdisciplinary Historical Fictions Research Network, the series has three overarching aims:

  • To explore the impact of popular fictional forms in the shaping of popular perceptions of the past.
  • To widen the range of media forms (particularly popular ones) that are recognised as crucial to the popular understanding of history.
  • Though studies focusing on individual nation literatures and cultural forms are encouraged, to draw attention to the importance of transnational or international popular histories and thus to challenge the Western dominance of the field.

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

Please advise our Guidelines for a Book Proposal.

ISSN: 2949-9879

Editorial Board

  • Rajeshwari Dutt, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India
  • Lioudmila Fedorova, Georgetown University, USA
  • Kristina Fjelkestam, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Kristin Franseen, Concordia University, Canada
  • Kelly Gardiner, University of La Trobe, Australia
  • Katie Ginsbach, St. Norbert College, USA
  • Ann-Sofie Nielsen Gremaud, University of Iceland, Iceland
  • Muriel Laurent, La Universidad de los Andes, Columbia
  • Claudia Lindén, Södertörn University, Sweden
  • Catherine Padmore, University of La Trobe, Australia
  • Yolanda Rodríguez Pérez, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Benjamin Poore, University of York, UK
  • Laura Saxton, Australian Catholic University, Australia
  • Cecilia Trenter, University of Malmö, Sweden
  • Paul Wake, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Hamish Williams, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Advisory Board

  • Mariadele Boccardi, University of the West of England, UK
  • Nicola Parsons, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Silke Reeploeg, University of Greenland, Greenland
  • Julie Taddeo, University of Rochester, USA