Category: 2017

2/25/17 - sock knitting workshop, February 25, 2017 | © Courtesy of romanlily.

New Article: How Bell Canada Capitalises on the Millennial: Affective Labour, Intersectional Identity, and Mental Health

Meg Peters Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0037. Abstract Since 2010, the large telecommunications company, Bell Canada, has invited Canadians to “break the stigma” around mental illness through a campaign called #BellLetsTalk. The campaign claims...

Life as Fair Use, December 14, 2007 | © Courtesy of Thomas Hawk.

New Article: Showrunner as Auteur: Bridging the Culture/ Economy Binary in Digital Hollywood

Elizabeth Blakey Published Online: 2017-11-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0029. Abstract This article engages the metaphor of showrunner as auteur to examine freedom of expression in television. News articles offer the metaphor of showrunner as auteur, with...

New Article: R. F. Burton Revisited: Alternate History, Steampunk and the Neo-Victorian Imagination

Iolanda Ramos Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0056 Abstract This article draws on an alternate history approach to the Victorian world and discusses steampunk and neo-Victorian literary and cultural features. It focuses on Richard Francis Burton-one of...

New Article: The Delusion of Enchantment in Miguel Cervantes’s Don Quixote and William Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

 Krisztina Kodó Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0049 Abstract The aim of the present article is to investigate the conceptual framework of magic and enchantment in the works of Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra and William Shakespeare. The...

Coniston, England, United Kingdom, September 27, 2014 | © Courtesy of Jeremy Wood.

New Article: A Late Victorian Family Life: The Typically Untypical World of The Collingwoods of Lanehead

James Connelly Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0053. Abstract This paper examines the Collingwood family of Lanehead, Coniston, in the UK’s Lake District. It shows that the family itself was a unity which allowed for...

Funeral and entrance into the netherworld from the papyrus of Ani, Book of the Dead of Ani, Thebes, about 1275 BC, October 4, 2012 | © Courtesy of Frans Vandewalle.

New Article: A Victorian Gentleman in the Pharaoh’s Court: Christian Egyptosophy and Victorian Egyptology in the Romances of H. Rider Haggard

Simon Magus Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0045. Abstract The following article analyses the ways in which the developing field of Egyptology found its way into Victorian culture, more especially via the romances of H....

New Article: The Politics of Genre and Gender in Tabitha Gilman Tenney’s Female Quixotism

Dragoş Ivana Published Online: 2017-12-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0043 Abstract The present article focuses on transatlantic female quixotism, as enacted by Tabitha Tenney’s heroine, Dorcasina Sheldon. I argue that quixotism can be read as an interface between the...

New Article: Don Quixote, Sweded by Michel Gondry in Be Kind Rewind (2008)

Erin K. Hogan Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0042 Abstract In the spirit of poetic license from Be Kind Rewind (2008), this article argues that Michel Gondry’s film “swedes,” its playful neologism for ersatz remaking of Hollywood...

Cultural and Linguistic Translation of the Self: A Case Study of Multicultural Identity Based on Eva Hoffman’s Lost in Translation

Francesca Maria Frittella Published Online: 2017-12-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0034 Abstract The present article explores the profound impact of intercultural contact on identity, a topic that is gaining in relevance as multicultural experiences become increasingly common in globalised...

Cervantes, the Journey, and What it Tells Us About Becoming a Writer

Lania Knight Published Online: 2017-12-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0036 Abstract The article traces the notion of empathy in fiction writing and how Cervantes’s treatment of characters in Don Quixote initiated a tradition which is ongoing in literature even...

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