34.2 Writing the Mind

Forthcoming: FRAME 34.2 “Writing the Mind” (December 2021) This issue examines the ways in which literature can represent the mind and its different manifestations in all its complexity. This issue aims to add and democratise understandings of the human psyche. It includes, amongst other topics, articles on comics and life-writing and features a range of case-studies.… Continue reading 34.2 Writing the Mind

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34.1 | Literature and Activism

Literature crystallizes the actions of those who face the present, those dedicated to reflecting upon the machinations of the status quo and those who have and still are taking action against oppression. It follows that literary and other artistic texts have the power to show to readers both involved and not involved in those processes… Continue reading 34.1 | Literature and Activism

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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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30.1 | Ageing Lines

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 replacement therapy, there to fix the effect time has on the human body. These results suggest a cultural apprehension regarding ageing.… Continue reading 30.1 | Ageing Lines

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