ZfL INFO 103/2022: Neu im Open Access: New Perspectives on Imagology
Katharina Edtstadler, Sandra Folie, Gianna Zocco (Hg.)
New Perspectives on Imagology
Studia Imagologica, Bd. 30
Brill | Fink, Paderborn 2022, 432 Seiten
ISBN 978-90-04-45012-7 (Print), 978-90-04-51315-0 (PDF)
With this volume, the editors Katharina Edtstadler, Sandra Folie, and Gianna Zocco propose an extension of the traditional conception of imagology as a theory and method for studying the cultural construction and literary representation of national, usually European characters. The book relates this sub-field of comparative literature to contemporary political developments and enriches it with new interdisciplinary, transnational, intersectional, and intermedial perspectives. The contributions offer  a reconsideration and update of the field’s methods, genres, and theoretical frames;  trans-/post-national, migratory, and marginalized perspectives beyond the European nation-state;  insights into geopolitical dichotomies such as Orient/Occident;  intersectional approaches considering the entanglements of national images with notions of age, class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity/race;  investigations of the role of national images in visual narratives and music.