Precarious Alliances

Cultures of Participation in Print and Other Media

Edited by Martin Butler, Albrecht Hausmann, and Anton Kirchhofer

Transcript-Verlag

Precarious Alliances

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Pub Date: May 2016

ISBN: 9783837623185

300 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Precarious Alliances

Cultures of Participation in Print and Other Media

Edited by Martin Butler, Albrecht Hausmann, and Anton Kirchhofer

Transcript-Verlag

Beginning with an analysis of participation practices in contemporary print and other media, this volume expands historical perspectives by exploring the potential of participatory cultures to illuminate past forms of collaboration between individual and collective actors (i.e. authors, editors, publishers, fans, critics, etc.). In doing so, the volume sheds new light on the historically, culturally, and medially specific forms and functions, as well as on the economic, political, and institutional parameters, contributing to the emergence and transformation of what turn out to be precarious alliances.

About the Author

Martin Butler is Junior Professor of American Literature and Culture at Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg (Germany). His main fields of research are (theories of) popular culture as well as figures, media, and agents of cultural mobility.

Albrecht Hausmann is Professor of Medieval German Literature and Culture at Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg (Germany). His main research interests are narratology and the history of mediality in manuscript and print cultures.

Anton Kirchhofer is Professor of English Literature at Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg (Germany). His research focus is on the field of literature, its media and its cultural settings since the 18th century and particularly on the relations between fictional and critical discourses.