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One week after the Dutch ‘Week of the Book’, and in the year we celebrate one hundred years of women’s voting rights in the Netherlands, FRAME presents the theme of their new issue: “Feminist Bodies”. The...
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The relation between fact and fiction has been a central topic for comparative literary studies ever since its inception. Because of the literary text’s ambiguous ontological status, authors are (nominally) at liberty to write...
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Recent decades have seen the emergence of animal studies in a wide variety of disciplines that cut across the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. In accordance with Donna Haraway’s assertion that...
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This issue Frame turns thirty: reason for the editorial board to invite scholars to investigate the notion of ageing. Searching for “ageing” online churns out mostly cures against it: life-altering supplements, plastic surgery, meditation, brain-training, hormone...
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In August 2016, the International Geological Congress in Cape Town officially recommended declaring the Anthropocene epoch, which encourages concern, critical thinking, and interdisciplinary academic, political, and cultural collaboration. The Anthropocene, coined by biologist Eugene...
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The current state of affairs in Europe, with its challenging amount of humanitarian, economic, social, and geopolitical crises, has become a central concern in current academic debates, and given renewed significance to the question...
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A far cry from young Werther’s letters, in recent years digital platforms have become preferred spaces for self-expression. As these new methods of presenting and representing the self have started to develop, “traditional,” paper-based...
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Whereas the first declarations of human rights addressed the citizens of individual countries, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR, 1948) has transgressed national borders in addressing a universal community. Increasingly, universal human rights...
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Although ecocriticism already emerged as a field of study in the United States in the 1970s, the nowadays widely acknowledged global scale of the environmental crisis has contributed to the recent prominence of an...
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In 2012, the word ‘revolution’ crossed the globe rapidly, as the Occupy movement and the Arab Spring sparked protests and uprisings in different parts of the world. These contemporary events provide us with new...
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Tracing the effects of novel technologies on human existence, posthumanism allows for, or stages, a reconceptualization of human identity. One might say that postmodernism previously posed a similar challenge to “the fixity of ‘human...
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Literature and Eroticism   Main Articles Frank Brandsma | Verlangen als verhaalmotor: lust, list en liefde in de middeleeuwse literatuur Abstract and PDF Bette Talvacchia | Bronzino’s Del Pennello and the Pleasures of Art Abstract and PDF Anne Morey & Claudia Nelson |...
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Main Articles Birgit Mara Kaiser | Theory Today; Or, How are We to Read That? Abstract and PDF J. Hillis Miller | The Act of Reading Literature as Disconfirmation of Theory Abstract and PDF Peter Brooks | Law and...
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Literature and Music Main Articles Howard Stern |  On Mahler’s Cuckoos: Ironies of Text and Music Abstract and PDF Gillis J. Dorleijn | Literaire muziek. Een demonstratie van een “intermediale” lectuur voorafgegaan door enkele opmerkingen over intermedialiteit Abstract and...
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Main Articles Yasco Horsman | Breakdowns! Het naleven van de strip in grafische romans van Spiegelman, Ware en Clowes PDF Jan Baetens | Strips en sequential art, een moeilijke relatie PDF Erin La Cour | Representation of Truth and Trauma in...
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Main Articles Murat Aydemir | In Queer Street Abstract and PDF Judith Roof | ”Aaa, Aaa, Aaa” Repetition/Compulsion, and Queer Comedy in Little Britain Abstract and PDF Lowrie Fawley | Everything I Know About Being a Girl, I Learned...
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  Main Articles Solange Leibovici | Over narrativiteit en fictionalisering in de (auto)biografische ruimte Abstract and PDF Machteld de Caluwé en Koen Rymenants | Leven en sterven van Rembrandt. De fictionele biografie tussen geschiedenis en psychologie Abstract and PDF Jürgen...
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Censorship Main Articles Antoon de Baets | Power, Freedom and the Censorship of History Abstract and PDF Nicholas J. Karolides | Suppression of Thought: Political Bans and Societal Constraints Abstract and PDF Andrew Hadfield | Censorship in Renaissance England: The...
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Main Articles N. Katherine Hayles | Distributed Cognition at/in Work: Strickland, Lawson Jaramillo, and Ryan’s slippingglimpse Abstract and PDF Kiene Brillenbrug Wurth | Intermediality and Postmediality in Contemporary Cyberpoetry Abstract and PDF Samuel Vriezen | Totale verbinding: Flarf en...
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Literature and Film Main articles Thomas Elsaesser | Cinephilia – Film Studies – Cultural Studies Abstract and PDF Peter Verstraten | ”In the script it is written, and on the screen, it’s pictures” (Min)achting voor adaptaties Abstract and PDF Annejan...
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Engagement Main Articles Casey Haskins | Literature, Autonomy and the Complexity of Aesthetics Abstract and PDF Anouk van der Pluijm | Hedendaags Engagement. Grote Ideeën in het Klein Abstract and PDF Marrigje Paijmans | De Zelfkant van de Ander Abstract and...
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Globalisation Main Articles Imre Szeman | Imagining the Future: Globalization, Postmodernism and Criticism Abstract and PDF Wang Ning | Postmodernity, Postcoloniality, and Globalization: A Mainly Chinese Cultural and Literary Perspective Abstract and PDF Marjolein van Tooren | De tweede-generatiemigrant als...
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Miscellaneous Main Articles Jürgen Pieters | The Powers of Fiction and the Conversation with the Dead Abstract and PDF Joost Burgers | Tropes in Distention: Cleanth Brooks and the Rise of ”Paradox” in Postwar America Abstract and PDF Donata van...
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Public Memory II Main Articles Wulf Kansteiner | The Trouble with Trauma: A Critique of the Cultural Trauma Metaphor Jeroen Mettes | Getekend: Trauma, Getuigenis en Allegorie in Maus Astrid Erll | Reading Literature as Collective Texts: German and...
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Miscellaneous Main Articles James Phelan | Toward a Rhetoric and Ethics of Lyric Narrative: The Case of A Clean, Well-Lighted Place David Herman | From Narrative Narcissism to Distributed Intelligence: Reflexivity as Cognitive Instrument in Joyce’s Finnegans Wake Abstract and...
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Literature and Ethics   Martha C. Nussbaum | Literature and Ethical Theory: Allies or Adversaries? Abstract and PDF Thijs Vleugel | Meaning Irony: The Ethics of Irony Abstract and PDF Mark van Weerdenburg | Onzichtbare beestjes Full PDF Miriam Dueholm Rasch |...