KULT_online 63 (2021)

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KULT_online Nr. 63 (2021)


Das Rezensionsmagazin des Gießener Graduiertenzentrums Kulturwissenschaften (GGK) und des International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)



Conference Report on “Solidarity in Times of Crisis”
Digital Annual Conference of the Giessener Graduiertenzentrum Sozial-, Wirtschafts- und Rechtswissenschaften (GGS), organized by the section “Democracy and Human Rights,” December 3-4, 2020, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
A Report by Edward Djordjevic, Christoph Held, Simon Rothers and Miriam Yosef


A Non-Conventional Encyclopedia on the Anthropocene: Dissecting a Concept from Philosophy to Poetry
Krogh, Marianne (ed.). Connectedness. An Incomplete Encyclopedia of Anthropocene. Copenhagen: Strandberg Publishing, 2020. 416 pages, 349,95 DKK. ISBN: 978-87-93604-86-5.
A Review by Stefano Rozzoni

What Lay in the Abyss – A Faint Light in the Dark of Beyond the World’s End: Arts of Living at the Crossing
Demos, T.J. Beyond the World’s End. Arts of Living at the Crossing. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2020. 272 pages, 55 illustrations, 26,95 USD. ISBN: 978-1-4780-0957-3.
A Review by Candace Goodrich

Against Parasitic Capital: Ending the Coronavirus Pandemic and Climate Wartime Mobilization
Malm, Andreas. Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency. War Communism in The Twenty-First Century. London/New York: Verso, 2020. 224 pages, 7,69 GBP. ISBN: 978-1-83976-215-4.
A Review by Fabrício Belsoff

Toward A European Dream: Literary and Cultural Resources of Resilience in Encounters with Crises
Polland, Imke; Michael Basseler; Ansgar Nünning and Sandro M. Moraldo (eds.) (in collaboration with Mareike Glier). Europe’s Crises and Cultural Resources of Resilience. Conceptual Explorations and Literary Negotiations. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2020. 339 pages. 42,50 EUR. ISBN: 978-3-86821-851-0.
A Review by Somaye Rezaei

Fiction as Imagining: How Possible Worlds Theory Escaped the Prison of Language
Bell, Alice, and Marie-Laure Ryan (ed.). Possible Worlds Theory and Contemporary Narratology. Lincoln/London: University of Nebraska Press, 2019. 341 pages, 60,00 USD. ISBN: 978-0-8032-9499-8.
A Review by Juulia Jaulimo

How Lives Come to Matter – Rethinking Mediation and Materiality in Autobiography
Poletti, Anna. Stories of the Self. Life Writing after the Book. New York: New York University Press, 2020. 240 pages, 27,99 EUR. ISBN: 978-1-4798-3666-6.
A Review by Robin Schmieder

Der Traum vom Totalen Kino entspringt einer literarischen Idee
Janker, Karin. Der Traum vom Totalen Kino. Wie Literatur Filmgeschichte schrieb. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2019. 448 Seiten, 49,99 EUR. ISBN: 978-3-8376-4756-3.
Eine Rezension von Tobias Bieseke

Yet Another ‘Feminist’ Perspective on Art History?
Reckitt, Helena. Art of Feminism. Images That Shaped the Fight for Equality. London: Tate Publishing, 2019. 272 pages, 30,00 GBP. ISBN: 978-1-84976-649-4.
A Review by Jacqueline Sim

An Academic Experiment in Utopia
Fecher, Benedikt (ed.). TWENTYFORTY. Utopias for a Digital Society. Berlin: Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, 2020. 256 pages, 28,99 EUR. ISBN: 978-3-7529-3568-4.
A Review by Edward Djordjevic

Bildung durch Wissenschaft gestalten: trotz, wider und mit Bologna
Schlaeger, Jürgen und Heinz-Elmar Tenorth. Bildung durch Wissenschaft. Vom Nutzen forschenden Lernens. Berlin: BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2020. 165 Seiten, 36,00 EUR. ISBN: 978-3-8305-5014-3.
Eine Rezension von Lena Nüchter

Digital Cultural Heritage – an Overview of the Field
Kremers, Horst (ed.). Digital Cultural Heritage. Cham: Springer, 2020, 447 pages, 128,39 EUR. ISBN: 978-3-030-15200-0.
A Review by Stefan Trajković-Filipović

Internationalizing Soviet Preservationism: A New Perspective on the Practices of Heritage Conservation in Russia
Corinne, Geering. Building a Common Past. World Heritage in Russia under Transformation, 1965–2000. Göttingen: V&R Unipress, 2019. 454 pages, 88,00 EUR. ISBN: 978-3-8470-0959-7.
A Review by Margarita Pavlova

Between Hitler and Stalin: Lessons from the History of Ukraine
Beck, Marieluise (ed.). Ukraine Verstehen. Auf den Spuren von Terror und Gewalt. Berlin: Zentrum Liberale Moderne, 2020. 146 pages.
A Review by Iryna Tarku

“People Are Missing.” And What Can Performance Do?
Vujanović, Ana and Livia Andrea Piazza (eds.). A Live Gathering: Performance and Politics in Contemporary Europe. Berlin: B_Books, 2019. 256 pages, 20,00 EUR. ISBN: 978-3-942214-29-2.
A Review by Tatsiana Artsimovich

The Zoological Threshold of Slavery
Därmann, Iris. Undienlichkeit. Gewaltgeschichte und politische Philosophie. Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, 2020. 512 pages, 38.00 EUR. ISBN 978-3-95757-874-7.
A Review by Juan Camilo Brigard

Womanhood, Female Agency, and Jewish Identities in the Nineteenth-Century Italian and German (Trans)National States
Baumeister, Martin; Lenhard, Philipp and Ruth Nattermann (eds.). Rethinking the Age of Emancipation. Comparative and Transnational Perspectives on Gender, Family and Religion in Italy and Germany, 1800-1918. New York: Berghahn Books, 2020. 444 pages, 149.00 GBP. ISBN: 978-1-78920-632-6.
A Review by Laura Popa

The Man and the Office: How Kenyatta Shaped Presidential Power in Kenya
Angelo, Anaïs. Power and the Presidency in Kenya. The Jomo Kenyatta Years. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 306 pages, 22.99 GBP. ISBN: 978-1-108-62516-6.
A Review by Riley Linebaugh

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