Experimental Practices seeks to develop the status of science, art, and literature as truly experimental practices and forms of knowledge production – each borrowing from the other in order to further its drive to invention and innovation.
In times of environmental, political, and technological transformation and crisis, the urge to forge new alliances between the humanities, arts, and sciences has given rise to disciplinary hybrids, such as the environmental humanities, the medical humanities, artistic research, or the neurohumanities – all of which signal a turn towards ecological, more-than-human and posthumanist approaches in resonance with a broad array of worldly concerns. In this context, Experimental Practices is a platform for experimental forms of research at the intersections of the humanities, sciences, as well as activists outside academia around issues that shape contemporary and future cultures.
Taking “experimentation” as the practice, topic, and aim of the series, the editors welcome monographs or collected volumes around a specific concept or theme that contribute and enact a practice-based as well as theory-driven poetics of knowledge.
The series is committed to continue a fruitful collaboration with the international SLSA (Society for the Study of Literature, Science, and the Arts), including its independent European branch SLSAeu.
Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the publisher at BRILL, Christa Stevens.
General Editors: Stephan Besser, University of Amsterdam Christoph Brunner, University of Leuphana Elisabeth Friis, Lund University Manuela Rossini, University of Basel, President and Executive Director of SLSAeu
Ines Kleesattel, Zurich University
Advisory Board: Erin Manning, Concordia University Montreal Alanna Thain, McGill University Montreal Sher Doruff, Amsterdam University of the Arts Yvonne Volkart, Academy of Art and Design, FHNW Basel