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Florian Krobb and Dorit Müller

preapproved and monitored, and their movements subject to bureaucratic procedures. 5 The development of scientific travel entered a new phase of intensity in the Enlightenment period. On “enlightened” journeys, cultural practices such as collecting

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New Mobilities, Spaces, and Ideas to Market

European Travel Writers and the Making of a Genre—Comment

Steven D. Spalding

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This comment on the special section “On Travel Writing and Knowledge Transfer: Itinerant Knowledge Production in European Travel Writing” examines the section’s contributions in terms of the project called for in the section’s introduction. What new kinds of knowledge are produced in the context of the ever-increasing mobility of European travelers from the sixteenth century forward? What are the discursive conditions within which knowledge is constructed in and through travel narratives—including discourses of selves and others, of cultures and nations? How does mobility shape knowledge production, as narratives of journeys across the oceans develop into a full-blown genre with ever-greater stakes for travelers, readers, and nations? The four case studies in the special section offer insightful snapshots from the history of European travel writing—with a special emphasis on German authors—that resonate with major themes from travel writing studies and critical studies more generally, from Romanticism to the colonialist or imperial gaze.

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Trying on the Veil

Sexual Autonomy and the End of the French Republic in Michel Houellebecq’s Submission

Seth Armus

seems to find some comfort in a “conversion” to Islam. In interviews Houellebecq has partially endorsed François’ choice to assume an easy role as the anti-humanist, anxious for the emergence of a post-Enlightenment. He has also suggested the novel was

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Demystification and Disruption

Laurence Grove, Anne Magnussen, and Ann Miller

Enlightenment conception of modernity as progress and knowledge, a philosophy that justified the racial hierarchy implicit in the colonial enterprise. But while the Tintin series began at the height of Franco-Belgian colonial supremacy, Corto Maltese began

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Dan Smith

health and even economic wellbeing flow from a person’s rapport with the cosmos’. This personal enlightenment has been previously shown to the reader in those pages where Davis walked among the Summerland. The opposite panel shows the face of Davis

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Tintin and Corto Maltese

The European Adventurer Meets the Colonial Other

Dani Filc

long European tradition of adventure literature. At the height of its popularity (from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century), the adventure genre expressed the ideals of the Enlightenment and the way modernity was conceptualised. As Jürgen

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‘… But Is It Literature?’

Graphic Adaptation in Germany in the Context of High and Popular Culture

Juliane Blank

). Faust has had too much to drink and in a moment of hubris declares, ‘Ich … bin ein Gott! Mir wird … so licht’ [I am a God! – so clear mine eyes] before passing out. 45 Whereas in Goethe’s drama the phrase is marking a moment of temporary enlightenment

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Nick Nguyen, Philippe Kaenel, Michael Kelly, Charles Forsdick, Rikke Platz Cortsen, Sylvain Rheault, Hugo Frey, and Mark Nixon

‘biting, Voltairian irony’ (98) to explore the slippage between the ways in which ‘Enlightenment philosophers denounced slavery in theory whilst profiting from it in practice’ – is exemplary in this regard. Leroy’s critical approach is productively

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Lloyd Kramer Enlightenment Phantasies: Cultural Identity in France and Germany, 1750-1914 by Harold Mah

Cheryl Welch L’Impensé de la démocratie: Tocqueville, la citoyenneté et la religion by Agnès Antoine

Judith Surkis Jews and Gender in Liberation France by K.H. Adler

Frédéric Viguier Violences urbaines, violence sociale. Genèse des nouvelles classes dangereuses by Stéphane Beaud and Michel Pialoux

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Interruptions: Challenges and Innovations in Exhibition-Making

The Second World Museologies Workshop, National Museum of Ethnology (MINPAKU), Osaka, December 2019

Laura Osorio Sunnucks, Nicola Levell, Anthony Shelton, Motoi Suzuki, Gwyneira Isaac, and Diana E. Marsh

Enlightenment-derived legitimating conventions ( Lyotard 1984 ). While many scholars in critical museology and other branches of the social sciences and humanities acknowledge that knowledge is neither transcendental nor universal, but carefully controlled