Author: Izabella Penier

New Article: National Identities, Personal Crises: Amnesia in Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant

Catherine Charlwood Published Online: 2018-04-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2018-0004 Abstract This article considers how Ishiguro’s 2015 novel about mass forgetting in post-Arthurian Britain adds to debates about what it means to be a human living within a society....

New Article: Escaping National Tags and Embracing Diversity: Third Culture Kid Songwriters

Jessica Sanfilippo-Schulz Published Online: 2018-04-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2018-0003 Abstract Nowadays, more and more writers cannot be classified according to one single nation. Whereas in Imagined Communities Anderson describes the development of nations and national belongings, in Third...

New Article: “If You Don’t Bring No Grits, Don’t Come”: Critiquing a Critique of Patrick Kelly, Golliwogs, And Camp as A Technique of Black Queer Expression

Sequoia Barnes Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0062 Abstract I have written this article in order to establish Patrick Kelly as a black forbearer of fashion. Kelly complicates our sense of fashion through his use of black...

New Article: “Beef Jerky in a Ball Gown”: The Camp Excesses of Titus Andromedon in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Carmen Dexl / Katrin Horn  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0041 Abstract In this essay, we look at Titus Andromedon from the Netflix-sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2014-) as a singular phenomenon in contemporary TV: a black queen whose use...

New Article: Love is the Message: Barkley Hendricks’s MFSB Portrait Aesthetics

Genevieve Hyacinthe Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0057  Abstract Barkley L. Hendricks’s (1945-2017) portraiture is considered in relation to camp’s liminal nature. Hendricks employs the camp techniques of surface emphasis, and affective audience engagement, to relay a...

New Article: Beyoncé’s Slay Trick: The Performance of Black Camp and its Intersectional Politics

Constantine Chatzipapatheodoridis Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0038 Abstract This article pays attention to African-American artist Beyonce Knowles and her performance of black camp. Beyonce’s stage persona and performances invite multiple ideological readings as to what pertains...

New Article: Affect and Dialogue in Collaborative Cross- Disciplinary Research: Developing Interactive Public Art on Cardiff Bay Barrage

Alice Entwistle / Inga Burrows / Fiona Carroll / Nathan Thomas / Mark Ware / Gareth Loudon Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0055 Abstract Where Cartesian philosophy distinguishes the perceiving and perceptual mind from the body, phenomenology constitutes the experiential/experiencing body as the subject, giving rise to...

New Article: Affective Iconoclasm-Codes of Labour as a Human Characteristic

Melissa Gronlund Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0051 Abstract This text argues that a number of recent works of contemporary art have developed an anthropomorphised code to signal “humanness.” Primary within this code is representations of labour,...

New Article: Whimsical Bodies and Performative Machines: Aesthetics and Affects of Robotic Art

Treva Michelle Pullen Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0048 Abstract This article explores the ways in which robots’ behaviours are designed and curated to elicit reactions from their human counterparts. Through the work of artists such as...