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Updated: 20 August 2021

Please note that members of FILLM's Member Associations are entitled to a 30% discount on volumes in the FILLM Book Series.

In 2012 a contract was signed with John Benjamins Publishing Company (Amsterdam and Philadelphia) for a new book series entitled FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures. The Series Editor is FILLM Vice-President Haun Saussy (University of Chicago). He is assisted by an Editorial Board consisting of scholars from every region of the world and an Advisory Board made up of representatives of the FILLM’s Member Associations.

The aims of the new series have been explained in the following terms:-

“During the twentieth century, linguistic and literary studies became steadily more professional and specialized. This significantly raised the standard of research, but also tended to divide scholars into many separate and often smallish groupings, between which communication has been rather sporadic. Over the years this has become a serious handicap, not only in terms of new ideas and findings which never get cross-fertilized, but also in terms of the hard economic facts of disciplinary survival. Scholars who concentrate all their attention on just some single area of expertise are unlikely to convince the holders of purse-strings that education and research in languages and literatures should be a top priority.

“In the world’s current phase of hyper-rapid globalization, the lack of contact between scholars in different subject-areas is a more glaring anomaly than ever. By setting up this new series, the FILLM is hoping to foster a world-wide community of scholars within which a rich diversity of interests will be upheld by a common sense of human relevance. Books published in the series will be about languages and literatures anywhere in the world, and will be written in an English that is immediately understandable and attractive to any likely reader. Every book will present original findings – including new theoretical and methodological developments – which will be of prime interest to those who are experts in its particular field of discussion, but will do so in a way that will also engage readers who are not experts.

“This dual address will be the series’ chief hallmark. The overall aim is, at one and the same time, to spread detailed insights on particular phenomena from many different countries and regions, and to guard against scholarly provincialism and overspecialization. In the longer term, the FILLM is seeking to foster a universal dialogue about linguistic and literary studies which, by clarifying their human raison d'être, will consolidate their professional legitimation, and therefore improve their claim on available funding.”

The new series will be a natural channel of publication for the FILLM’s Member Associations. But it will also be publishing single- and co-authored work by individual scholars.

Member Associations or individual scholars who are planning to publish work which corresponds to the aims of the new series are invited to get in touch with the Series Editor, Haun Saussy (hsaussy(a)uchicago.edu).  Promising proposals for many different kinds of work are currently coming in. What would be especially welcome at the moment are proposals for books dealing with literary and/or language education at all levels.

FILLM Book Series Publications

The Cinematic Novel and Postmodern Pop FictionWords, Books, Images, and the Long Eighteenth Century
Antoinina Bevan Zlatar, Mark Ittensoh, Enit Karafili Steiner, Olga Timofeeva (eds)
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2021
The Cinematic Novel and Postmodern Pop Fiction Exploring NORDIC COOL in Literary History
Gunilla Hermansson and Jens Lohfert Jørgensen (eds)
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2020
The Cinematic Novel and Postmodern Pop Fiction Literary Communication as Dialogue. Responsibilities and Pleasures in Post-Postmodern Times. Selected Papers 2003-2020.
Roger D. Sell
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2020
The Cinematic Novel and Postmodern Pop FictionThe Cinematic Novel and Postmodern Pop Fiction. The Case of Manuel Puig.
Décio Torres Cruz
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2019
Representing the Exotic and the FamiliarRepresenting the Exotic and the Familiar: Politics and Perception in Literature.
Meenakshi Bharat and Madhu Grover (eds)
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2019
Renaissance ManRenaissance Man. Essays on Literature and Culture for Anthony W. Johnson.
Tommi Alho, Jason Finch and Roger D. Sell (eds)
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2019
A Humanizing Literary PragmaticsA Humanizing Literary Pragmatics.Theory, Criticism, Education. Selected Papers 1985-2002.
Roger D. Sell
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2019
Where is Adaptation?Where Is Adaptation? Mapping Cultures, Texts and Contexts.
Casie Hermansson and Janet Zepernick (eds)
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2018
Narrative, Identity, and the City: Filipino Stories of Dislocation and RelocationNarrative, Identity, and the City: Filipino Stories of Dislocation and Relocation
Raul P. Lejano, Alicia P. Lejano, Josefina D. Constantino, Aaron J.P. Almadro and Mikaella Evaristo (eds)
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2018
The Idea of the Text and the Nature of Textual MeaningThe Idea of a Text and the Nature of Textual Meaning
Anders Pettersson
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2017

Shakespearean PerspectivesShakespearean Perspectives. Essays on Poetic Negotiation.
David Lucking
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2017

Worldmaking. Literature, Language, Culture.Worldmaking. Literature, Language, Culture.
Tom Clark, Emily Finlay and Philippa Kelly (eds)
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2017

Experimentalism as Reciprocal CommunicationExperimentalism as Reciprocal Communication in Contemporary American Poetry. John Ashbury. Lyn Hejinian. Ron Silliman.
Elina Siltanen
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2016

Deep Locational CriticismDeep Locational Criticism. Imaginative Place in Research and Teaching.
Jason Finch
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2016

Literature in Contemporary MediaLiterature in Contemporary Media. Technology. Subjectivity. Aesthetics.
Sarah J. Paulson and Anders Skare Malvik (eds)
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2016

FILLM Studies in Languages and LiteraturesMajor Versus Minor? Languages and Literatures in a Globalized World
Theo D'han, Iannis Goerlandt and Roger D. Sell (eds)
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2015


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