This series has three main objectives, outlined below in terms of their specific intervention into fields of study:
One, Book history, print and publication history: the series will provide original analysis of how context specific ways of production, distribution, marketing, and reception alter our understanding of what constitutes genre literature, and what kind of publishing and institutional histories lie behind the production of genre literature around the world.
Two, Genre fiction studies, genre theory, and comparative genre studies: the series will show how different kinds of classifications and genre labels are adopted, used, misused, broken down and reshaped, discarded, often with different aesthetic implications in different literary cultures. It will also engage in extensive comparative studies between different language literatures to show the entanglement of different genre fictions, and explore processes of translation, transcreation and localization.
Three, Literary history, literary theory, and comparative literary studies: the series will provide original interventions into literary history and contest the hierarchical separation of genre (lowbrow/low literature) and non-genre fiction (high literature), within an already segregated space of Anglophone and global (non-Anglophone) literature. Such hierarchies fail to capture the incredibly rich literary and cultural history of world and global literatures, and the many points of intersection and flows between the ostensible high and the ostensible low, and the cross-cultural influences in literary production.
• Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay (University of Oslo, Norway)
• Taryne Jade Taylor (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA)
Editorial Advisory Board
• Suparno Banerjee (Texas State University, USA)
• Alexis Brooks de Vita (Texas Southern University, USA)
• Paweł Frelik (University of Warsaw, Poland)
• M Elizabeth Ginway (University of Florida, USA)
• Joan Gordon (Science Fiction Studies)
• Abhijit Gupta (Jadavpur University, India)
• Rana Issa (American University of Beirut, Lebanon)
• Helge Jordheim (University of Oslo, Norway)
• Dale Knickerbocker (East Carolina University, USA)
• Aino-Kaisa Koistinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
• Isiah Lavender III (University of Georgia, USA)
• Farah Mendlesohn (Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science and Fantasy, UK)
• Amy J. Ransom (Central Michigan University, USA)
• Takayuki Tatsumi (Keio University, Japan)
|2018/19||Indian Genre Fiction: Pasts and Future Histories||Edited Collection||Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Aakriti Mandhwani, Anwesha Maity|
More titles forthcoming.
Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay (bodhi[at]bodhisattvac[dot]com) and Taryne Jade Taylor (taylot49[at]erau[dot]edu)
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