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  • 29 Sep 2023
    Tore Rye Andersen

    Pynchon’s Anthropocene Sunset

    In May 2000, the Global Change Newsletter featured a brief note of just over a page which in retrospect has emerged as one of the most important texts of the new millennium. In the short article, the two authors, Paul J. Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer, argue that humanity’s impact on the planet has grown so […]

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  • 11 Sep 2023

    Taking Shakespeare to War

    When Russian forces invaded Ukraine in March 2022, Shakespeare’s Hamlet was repeatedly used by theatre makers, scholars, and political leaders to express the existential threat faced by Ukrainians and to provoke debate about Western involvement in the crisis. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy claimed, in an address to the British parliament on 8 March, that ‘the question for us […]

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  • 24 Aug 2023
    Benoît Crucifix

    The Graphic Novel, Old and New

    Since the first uses of the term in the 1970s, the graphic novel has been a concept in constant debate and evolution, capturing the new developments and mutations of comics across the last decades, alongside the concerns and enthusiasms such changes generate. At times blindly embraced, at other times vehemently rejected, the term has now […]

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  • 21 Aug 2023
    Kilian Schindler

    Religious Dissimulation and Early Modern Drama

    Religious liberty has long been considered as a foundational human right in modern liberal democracies. Article 18 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights specifies that everybody has the ‘freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance’.[1] But […]

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  • 16 Aug 2023
    Andrew Lincoln

    I Hate War! How can I be guilty?

    Before Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022, many Ukrainians didn’t believe it would happen. When it did, Ukraine immediately declared a general mobilization-and a mass of Ukrainians who had been following peaceful occupations quickly got ready to fight. It is sometimes assumed that the ‘civilizing process’ leaves the citizens of modern states unprepared for […]

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  • 12 Aug 2023
    Hugo Frey, Fabrice Leroy, Jan Baetens

    The Cambridge Companion to the American Graphic Novel

    What is the American Graphic Novel? Why is it important to study its form, history, and content, and how should one approach this endeavor while opening new ground for the examination of graphic narrative in general? These are some of the key questions addressed in this collection that brings together the best specialists in the […]

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  • 8 Aug 2023
    Professor Gill Plain

    Picturing Postwar Disability

    On the cover of Prosthetic Agency is a picture that tells a story. A man in civilian clothes sits at a bar, holding his prosthetic foot. There’s a pint of beer in front of him and over his shoulder looks a cool, collected woman whose superintending gaze suggests a degree of concern. All around the […]

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  • 8 Aug 2023
    Corinne Saunders, Diane Watt

    Women and Medieval Literary Culture from the Early Middle Ages to the Fifteenth Century

    Women and Medieval Literary Culture from the Early Middle Ages to the Fifteenth Century unpacks the complex relationships of women with medieval literary culture across the longue durée, exploring scribes and book production, patronage, authorship, ownership and reception, women’s education, literacy, learning and knowledge, as well as women as readers and women as subjects.  The […]

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