33.2 | War, Literature, and Law

This issue of FRAME, in collaboration with the OSL research group on Law, Literature and Society, will focus on the topic of “War, Literature, and Law.” The articles discuss the dynamics between the fields of literature and law as they intersect in making sense of, or in their impact on, the experience of war. How… Continue reading 33.2 | War, Literature, and Law

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33.1 | Perspectives of Urban Studies

In his 2015 text “The Aesthetics of Singularity,” Fredric Jameson finds the ontology of our era expressed in contemporary art installations. (1) Like Stanislaw Lem’s reviews of imaginary books that demonstrate how the idea of a book is just as consumable as the real book itself, art today is generated by a single idea that operates through its combined… Continue reading 33.1 | Perspectives of Urban Studies

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32.2 | Feminist Bodies

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 chosen theme of the Week of the Book was The Mother the Woman, intended to coincide with a year of looking back… Continue reading 32.2 | Feminist Bodies

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32.1 | Religion and Secularism

Tensions between religion and secularism underlie many ongoing issues in today’s society. They divide not only the West and the East, or the global North and the global South, but also the urban and the rural, the young and the old. Yet the oppositions do not seem to be absolute: atheist churches have been established… Continue reading 32.1 | Religion and Secularism

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31.2 | Fact and Fiction

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 anything without being held accountable for their artistic creation. As Jonathan Culler puts it, the literary text “does not presume a… Continue reading 31.2 | Fact and Fiction

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31.1 | Animal Studies

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 it “matters which worlds world worlds and which stories tell stories” (Cosmopolitan Animals, vii), scholars working in the field have taken… Continue reading 31.1 | Animal Studies

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30.2 | Precarious work, precarious life

Since the late 1990s and early 2000s, the concept of precarity has emerged as a central point of reference in economic, philosophical, and sociological discourse, and has become a rallying cry for contemporary resistance movements. Precarity refers to the structural financial and existential insecurity brought about by the advent of neoliberalism, the dismantling of the… Continue reading 30.2 | Precarious work, precarious life

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