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New Journal: Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture

Academic Studies Press is pleased to announce the founding of its new journal Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture which will be publish bi-annually, beginning spring 2017. 

Joseph Carroll (University of Missouri, St. Louis, US)

Mathias Clasen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Emelie Jonsson (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)


David Andrews (Independent scholar, US)
Stephen Asma (Columbia College, US)
Brian Boyd (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Brett Cooke (Texas A&M University, US)
Ellen Dissanayake (Independent scholar, US)
Jonathan Gottschall (Washington and Jefferson College, US)
Melanie C. Green (University of Buffalo, US)
Geoffrey Harpham (Duke University, US)
Jerry Hoeg (Penn State University, US)
John V. Knapp (Northern Illinois University, US)
Dan Kruger (University of Michigan, US)
Dan P. McAdams (Northwestern University, US)
Raymond Mar (York University, Canada)
Catherine Salmon (University of Redlands, US)
Judith Saunders (Marist College, US)
Yu Shiyi (Tsinghua University, China)
Peter Swirski (Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangdong, Ching)
Dirk Vanderbeke (Friedrich Schiller University, Germany)

Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture publishes scholarly and scientific articles and reviews on every aspect of imaginative culture: literature, film, theater, television, music, religion, the visual arts, video games, and other media. Works of imaginative culture would include both canonical and popular forms of literature, art, and other media, comics, fads and fashions, hobby groups, sports cultures, creative non-fiction, and the imaginative manifestations of politics, ethnicity, ideology, religion, and other forms of group identity. Articles are written in English, but subject matter can include works from any language and any historical period.

The central qualification for contributing to the journal is to regard works of imaginative culture as arising out of human nature—the evolved and adapted character of the human mind. While sharing a common concern with locating cultural products in human nature, contributors can focus on divergent or multiple features of cultural artifacts: their depicted content, emotional qualities, or structural and stylistic features; aesthetic and intellectual traditions; the responses of readers or viewers; the motives and character of authors or other artists; the ecological and sociopolitical context within which imaginative works are produced; or the psychological or social functions the works fulfill.

The journal is open to theoretical essays, interpretations of individual works or groups of works, and empirical, quantitative studies of imaginative cultural products.

Books under review can include contributions to fields such as literary Darwinism, evolutionary aesthetics, cognitive rhetoric, cognitive media studies, neuroaesthetics, and evolutionary studies of religion, society, and politics. Reviewers commenting on books in the evolutionary social sciences would typically consider the way the subjects of those books have a bearing on imaginative culture.

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New Journal: Journal of Contemporary European Antisemitism (JCEA)

Academic Studies Press is pleased to announce the founding of the Journal of Contemporary European Antisemitism (JCEA).

JCEA will be published bi-annually, beginning spring 2017.

Clemens Heni (Director, The Berlin Intl. Center for the Study of Antisemitism)

Rusi Jaspal (De Montfort University, UK)
Lesley Klaff (Sheffield-Hallam University, UK)
Neil Kressel (William Paterson University, US)
Michael Kreutz (The Berlin Intl. Center for the Study of Antisemitism (BISCA))

Ron Jontof-Hutter (The Berlin Intl. Center for the Study of Antisemitism (BISCA))

Termed a “lethal obsession” and the “longest hatred” by historian Robert S. Wistrich, antisemitism is both genocidal and very malleable. In Europe, Jew-hatred developed, prospered, and eventually culminated in the unprecedented crimes of the Holocaust. Today, antisemitism appears mostly in three different forms: 1) “traditional” antisemitism, including anti-Judaism, blood libels, and conspiracy myths, among other tropes; 2) Holocaust denial or distortion, which has a particular meaning in Eastern Europe; and 3) hatred of Israel or anti-Zionist antisemitism. These current manifestations of antisemitism motivate attacks and murderous events across Europe. Aggressive rallies, often tied to events in the Middle East, are increasingly common and often characterized by rampant antisemitic sentiments, many of which emanate from Islamists, but also from the far right and the far left. Increasingly, antisemitism is becoming part of the mainstream and cultural elites, too. Cosmopolitanism, universalism, or post-nationalism, very important factors in European political culture, have a more ambivalent connotation when it comes to the Jewish state of Israel. Recent scholarship has even analyzed antisemitism deriving from parts of anti-racist communities.

The Journal of Contemporary European Antisemitism, the first of its kind, will cover all forms of antisemitism found in today’s Europe. We invite scholars from all relevant disciplines across the social sciences and humanities to send us their original research articles. Overseen by an international team of editors, this rigorously peer-reviewed journal hopes to become a forum where scholars from diverse political and intellectual backgrounds can analyze, debate, and formulate effective responses to the ever-evolving and insidious threat of Jew-hatred in Europe.

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