This page presents a selection of recent books. For more publications, please visit the personal pages of our staff.
17 April 2015
In this volume Frank Kessler charts the history of the term 'mise en scène', from 19th century theatre circles til the contemporary media landscape.
10 February 2015
This volume investigates the role played by the resources of the past in forming the identities of communities in Early Medieval Western Europe.
28 January 2015
In the book 'Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures', the role of digital media technologies in identity formation is explored.
15 January 2015
Transformations of Religion and the Public Sphere is a new book about the myth of (liberal) secularism.
15 December 2014
Martin Mosebach’s novel Was davor geschah (2010) has been translated as What Was Before by Dr Kári Driscoll, lecturer in Comparative Literature.
8 December 2014
Dr Susanne Knittel explores how certain memories become inscribed into the heritage of a country or region while others are suppressed or forgotten.
6 October 2014
Why were some settlements resilient and stable while other settlements were vulnerable to crisis, in the pre-industrial period?
6 October 2014
Why in the pre-industrial period were some settlements resilient and stable over the long term while other settlements were vulnerable to crisis?
25 September 2014
Every year, the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies organises a conference in which young gender scholars present their recent work.
9 September 2014
This volume offers both detailed accounts of the cults of individual writers and a comparative perspective on the spread of centenary fever across Europe.
4 September 2014
In this book, the authors demonstrate how religious communities mistrusted each other, while also borrowing each other’s imageries and texts.
29 August 2014
Several scholars engage in a theoretical exercise, rethinking the concepts of ontology and epistemology (the questions of being and knowing).
28 August 2014
In his new book 'Penance in Medieval Europe, 600-1200', Rob Meens sets the rituals of penance and confession in their social and historical contexts.
28 August 2014
In his new book Penance in Medieval Europe, 600-1200, Dr. Rob Meens sets the rituals of penance and confession in their social and historical contexts.
29 July 2014
Prof. Thijs Pollmann, professor emeritus of Linguistics at Utrecht University, worked on the translation since his retirement in 2004.
16 June 2014
A special issue of 'Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture' was published recently, with Sandra Ponzanesi and Koen Leurs as guest editors.
6 June 2014
Prof. Rosi Braidotti's most recent book 'The Posthuman' is translated into German and Italian.
1 June 2014
About the most pressing issues in contemporary postcolonial society in their transition from conflict and contestation to dialogue and resolution.
28 May 2014
In 'The Postcolonial Cultural Industry – Icons, Markets, Mythologies' the relationship between postcolonialism and the cultural industry is investigated.
24 May 2014
A Diagnosis of Modern Life – Robert Musil’s Der Mann Ohne Eigenschaften as a Critical-Utopian Project
In this book, De Cauwer argues that the Austrian author Musil can be regarded as one of the most original and hard-hitting cultural critics of his time.