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The Pathological Body: European Literary and Cultural Perspectives in the Age of Modern Medicine
21st Century Fictions: New Essays
American Literature and the Transnational Marketplace
Authors, Narratives, and Audiences in Medieval Saints’ Lives
Cultivating Spheres: Agriculture, Technical Communication, and the Publics
Freedom After Neoliberalism
From TV to Film
Healing Gods, Heroes and Rituals in the Graeco-Roman World
Imaginaries of the Future 01: Bodies & Media
Imaginaries of the Future 02: Politics, Poetics, Place
Imaginaries of the Future 03: Utopia at the Border
Literature, Law and Psychoanalysis
Museum Engagement as Speculative Design
Muslims in the Media
New Approaches to Late Medieval Court Records
New Approaches to Medieval Water Studies
New Voices in Jewish-American Literature
Postcolonial Perspectives in Game Studies
Powering the Future: Energy Resources in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Representing Climate: Local to Global
Right-Wing Populism and Mediated Activism: Creative Responses and Counter-Narratives
Station Eleven and Twenty-First Century Writing
The Abolition of the University
The Medieval Brain
Utopian Art and Literature from Modern India
Waste: Disposability, Decay and Depletion
What’s Left? Marxism, Literature and Culture in the 21st Century