Category: Special Issues, Open Cultural Studies

HONK! Fest 2010: Parade from Davis Square to Harvard Square, Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, October 10, 2010 | © Courtesy of Chris Devers/Flickr.

New Article: Composing for Improvisers: Negotiating the Issue of Individual Voice

Anton Hunter Published Online: 2018-09-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2018-0019. Abstract This paper addresses one aspect of my Practice as Research project exploring composing for large groups of improvising musicians. It looks at how my practice...

Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria, May 23, 2009 | © Courtesy of Arian Zwegers/Flickr.

New Article: “Qabbani versus Qur’an”: Arabism and the Umma in Robin Yassin-Kassab’s The Road from Damascus

Tasnim Qutait Published Online: 2018-05-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2018-0008. Abstract In The Road from Damascus (2008), Syrian-British writer Robin Yassin-Kassab’s debut novel, the protagonist describes “the opposing camps of [his] childhood,” as narratives of “Qabbani...

Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, November 2, 2009 | © Courtesy of Ingmar Zahorsky/Flickr.

New Article: Translation Zone(s): A Stuttering: An Experiential Approach to Linguistic Hospitality

Heather Connelly Published Online: 2018-08-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2018-0015.   Abstract This essay outlines the potential of artistic research for engaging audiences in cultural literacy and linguistic hospitality, which according to Paul Ricoeur occurs “where...

CBV_9472, Oakland International Filmmakers: Black Women Filmmakers Panel Discussion, Ashara Ekundayo Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA, April 4, 2018 | © Courtesy of communitybridgevideo/Flickr.

New Article: Black British Women Filmmakers in the Digital Era: New Production Strategies and Re-Presentations of Black Womanhood

Emilie Herbert Published Online: 2018-09-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2018-0018. Abstract The story of Black women in British mainstream cinema is certainly one of invisibility and misrepresentations, and Black women filmmakers have historically been placed at...

EU referendum "IN" boats, London, England, UK, June 15, 2016 | © Courtesy of Raphaël Chekroun/Flickr.

New Article: The Strategies of Ultranationalist Discourse: This Is England and Brexit

J. Rubén Valdés-Miyares Published Online: 2018-05-17 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2018-0006. Abstract A speech given by the skinhead Combo in the film This is England (2006) provides the ground for an analysis of far-right nationalism. This...

Arte Urbano en el Mercado de Rojas Clemente en el Botánico, Valencia, Spain, September 16, 2017 | © Courtesy of Antonio Marín Segovia/Flickr.

New Article: Critical Theory and Semiotics: Contributions from Latin America to a Marxist Discussion

Stefan Gandler Published Online: 2018-08-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2018-0013. Abstract How is it possible to understand a specific cultural determination of human praxis, especially the productive and consumptive one, without falling into ethnologising human subjects...

New Article: The Futurism of Hip Hop: Space, Electro and Science Fiction in Rap

Adam de Paor-Evans Published Online: 2018-07-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2018-0012 Abstract In the early 1980s, an important facet of hip hop culture developed a style of music known as electro-rap, much of which carries narratives linked to science...

New Article: Bacon’s New Atlantis and the Fictional Origins of Organised Science

Peter Lucas Published Online: 2018-07-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2018-0011 Abstract It is a commonplace that science fiction draws inspiration from science fact. It is a less familiar thought – though still widely acknowledged – that science has sometimes...

Untitled Mosaic Mural, Roberto Burle Marx, 1991, Naples Botanical Gardens, Naples, Italy, May 13, 2014 | © Courtesy of JC Shamrock/Flickr.

New Article: Activating Temporalities: The Political Power of Artistic Time

Mieke Bal Published Online: 2018-07-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2018-0009. Abstract Inspired by Marx’ view of “untimely temporalities,” I connect my own conception of the need for anachronism in art history with some contemporary artworks focusing...

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