Forms, Functions, Attempts at Explanation
Edited by Theo D'haen and Hans Bertens
Publications in this series can be either of a theoretical or a more practical/analytic nature. They may refer to any one, or to several, literary works, genres, or literatures. They may also refer to the other arts, provided the main focus remain literary. In evaluating contributions, the editors of Postmodern Studies will follow no particular methodological or ideological bias.
All manuscripts accepted in the series first undergo a process of peer review.
Due to rapid developments in literary studies we close the series for new publications.
The following attempts to identify an implicit theoretical divergence already existing in Beckett Studies. Contrasting methodologies, albeit oftentimes implicitly, continue to approach Beckett's writing from markedly different perspectives. One contributing factor to this dilemma is found in Beckett's art and (now archived) supporting materials, which shall also be considered. This article concludes that theorising from a position of empirical accuracy, especially in Beckett Studies, is inherently preferable in demonstrably increasing scholarly knowledge of our shared subject, Samuel Beckett.
Contributions to the Methodology of the Historical Research
Edited by Jerzy Topolski
Cyberpunk at the Intersection of the Postmodern and Science Fiction
Richard van Leeuwen
the group to some extent, it is still large and diverse. This has some important implications, especially with regard to the methodological approach and the organization of the book. First, the book is not a ‘literary history’ tracing a progressive chronological trajectory of influences of the
Richard van Leeuwen
methodological problem implied by this question is reflected in the analyses of orientalism in Joyce’s work by various literary scholars, who sometimes stress the incidental occurrence of references, sometimes highlight the textual aspects of intertextuality, and sometimes focus on societal and ideological
New European Perspectives / Nouvelles perspectives européennes
Edited by Serge Jaumain and Marc Maufort
Edited by Jana Gohrisch and Ellen Grünkemeier
The essays focus on the representation of slavery in the transatlantic world (the USA, Jamaica, Haiti, and the wider Caribbean, West Africa, and the UK). Drawing on a range of historical sources, material objects, and representations, they study Jamaican Creole, African masks, knitted objects, patchwork sculpture, newspapers, films, popular music, and literature of different genres from the Caribbean, West and South Africa, India, and Britain. At the same time, they reflect on theoretical problems such as intertextuality, intermediality, and cultural exchange, and explore intersections – postcolonial literature and transatlantic history; postcolonial and African-American studies; postcolonial literary and cultural studies. The final section keys in with the overall aim of challenging established disciplinary modes of knowledge production: exploring schools and universities as locations of postcolonial studies. Teachers investigate the possibilities and limits of their respective institutions and probe new ways of engaging with postcolonial concerns.
With its integrative, interdisciplinary focus, this collection addresses readers interested in understanding how colonization and globalization have influenced societies and cultures around the world.
Contributors: Anja Bandau, Sabine Broeck, Sarah Fekadu, Matthias Galler, Janou Glencross, Jana Gohrisch, Ellen Grünkemeier, Jessica Hemmings, Jan Hüsgen, Johannes Salim Ismaiel–Wendt, Ursula Kluwick, Henning Marquardt, Dennis Mischke, Timo Müller, Mala Pandurang, Carl Plasa, Elinor Jane Pohl, Brigitte Reinwald, Steffen Runkel, Andrea Sand, Cecile Sandten, Frank Schulze–Engler, Melanie Ulz, Reinhold Wandel, Tim Watson
Richard Lang and Mark Bell
impaled. In respect of its equality case-law, Carey has said that the Court of Justice is incoherent, and criticized its ‘illogical application of tests.’ 23 Holtmaat and Tobler describe the Court’s approach as ‘misguided.’ 24 Prechal talks of ‘methodologically puzzling’ approaches and ‘mixed messages