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Skip to Main Content. First published: 14 February About this book A Companion to Mediterranean History presents a wide-ranging overview of this vibrant field of historical research, drawing together scholars from a range of disciplines to discuss the development of the region from Neolithic times to the present.
Free Access. We especially encourage proposals that address a combination of the following possible lines of inquiry:. What are the material, visual, literary and linguistic limits to our grasping of the Mediterranean? What are the needs and natures of disciplinary, cross-disciplinary, and interdisciplinary work? What is the role of competing genealogies within field formation?
In turn, how may the births and beginnings of disciplines inform our critical understandings of the modern Mediterranean and its arts and cultures? How do cultural formations, historical processes, and elements of style develop? How do considerations of genre and intertextuality inform their emergence? What artistic and intellectual tropes and turns for example: nostalgia, cosmopolitanism, religion and mysticism inflect the Mediterranean as a rhetorical tool or figure within their respective genealogies?
What roles does language perform in the modern Mediterranean? What and where are the untreatable, untranslatable dimensions of Mediterranean expression?
How do linguistic codes intersect with the visual, the sonic, and the inter medial? What are the specificities of—or relationships between—literature, visual culture, cinema, music, media and intermediality? Edgar Morin reports that it is in the 16 th century that the Mediterranean was given its name, which meant sea-at-the-center-of-the-lands 33 , but what if the Mediterranean in fact decenters and disorients?
A Companion to Mediterranean History
How do modern representations of the Mediterranean treat the nature of the sea? Beyond dialectics of change and permanence, how does the incursion of the Mediterranean into time evoke discrepant temporalities plural, unpredictable, ephemeral, internally experienced, immanent or dormant? What becomes of the relationship between nation-states and languages, between identities and affiliations? How does it call into question national literary languages?
How would bio political questions concerning revolution, democracy, migration, transnationalism, and minority and second-generation human rights be articulated and addressed within these discourses?