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twentieth and twenty-first centuries


ISSN 1758-2733 (PRINT); ISSN 1758-972X (ONLINE)


Robert Sheppard and Scott Thurston

Editorial Board

Peter Barry; Caroline Bergvall; Charles Bernstein; Andrea Brady; Ian Davidson; Alex Davis; Allen Fisher; John Hall; Robert Hampson; Romana Huk; Elizabeth James; Tony Lopez; Anthony Mellors; Peter Middleton; Ian Patterson; Marjorie Perloff; William Rowe; Keith Tuma; Tim Woods

Reviews Editor

Stephen Mooney Two issues per year (March/September), published since 2009

Subscription Pricing

Individual £18; Institutional £80 (print), £90 (electronic only), £110 (print and electronic)

Robert Sheppard, Edge Hill University, and Scott Thurston, University of Salford, are the editors for the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry. The journal centres on the poetic writings that have appeared in Britain and Ireland since the late 1950s under various categorizations: for example avant-garde, underground, linguistically innovative, second-wave Modernist, non-mainstream, the British Poetry Revival, the parallel tradition, formally innovative, neo-modernist and experimental, while also including the Cambridge School, the London School, concrete poetry, and performance writing.


Editors Katy Shaw (University of Brighton) Deborah Philips (University of Brighton) Editorial Board Philip Tew (Brunel University) John Wrighton (Ryerson University, Canada/University of Brighton) Sarah Dillon (University of St Andrews) Kaye Mitchell (University of Manchester) Sian Adiseshiah (University of Lincoln) William McEvoy (University of Sussex) Gavin Stewart (University of Bedfordshire) Barry King (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand) Rachel Falconer (University of Lausanne, Switzerland) Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University) Martin Middeke (Augsburg University, Germany) Louise Welsh (University of Glasgow) Reviews Editors Rupert Hildyard (University of Lincoln) Christopher Marlow (University of Lincoln) ISSN 2045-5216 | ISSN 2045-5224 (ONLINE) One issue per year (September), first issue 2012 Subscription Pricing Individual £10; Institutional £40 (print), £60 (electronic only), £70 (print and electronic)

C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-century Writings is a new journal devoted to examining the genres, forms of publication and the circulation of 21st-century writings. Published by Gylphi, C21 Literature is a logical development of the explosion of interest in 21st-century writings, seen in book groups, university courses, and the development of online publishing.


Image by Kacper “Kangel” Aniolek © 2007

Editor Katrina Gulliver (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich) Editorial Board Andrew D. Devenney (Grand Valley State University) Caroline Dodds Pennock (Sheffield) Alistair Fair (University of Cambridge) James Fichter (Lingnan University, Hong Kong) Julia Garrett (University of New England, Maine) John-Paul Ghobrial (University of Cambridge) Alexis Harley (La Trobe University) Victoria Harris (University of Cambridge) Ella Howard (Armstrong Atlantic University) Sharon Howard (Sheffield University) Julia Hudson-Richards (Penn State Altoona) Barbara Karl (Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna) Gaby Mahlberg (Northumbria University) James Moore (British University in Egypt) Brooke Newman (Virginia Commonwealth University) Gabriel Paquette ( Johns Hopkins University) Gregory D. Smithers (University of Aberdeen) Rivka Swenson (Virginia Commonwealth University) Helena Toth (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich) Sasha Turner (Quinnipiac University) Ashley Wright (University of Toronto) Advisory Board Rainer Buschmann (Purdue University) Larry Cebula (Eastern Washington University) Jonathan Hart (University of Alberta) Simon Schaffer (University of Cambridge) Kathleen Wilson (SUNY Stony Brook)

ISSN 2045-5232 (PRINT); ISSN 2045-5240 (ONLINE)

Transnational Subjects is a new international journal to be published by Gylphi. It covers cultural history post-1500, with a particular focus on urban/transnational subjects. It also offers a venue for the growing number of scholars working in digital history who wish to present digital aspects of their work.

Subscription Pricing

Individual £18; Institutional £80 (print), £90 (electronic only), £110 (print and electronic) First issue October 2011, 2 issues per year from 2012. (Subscribers and institutions will receive the first issue from 2011 and the two issues of 2012 for the single annual price, when subscribing before October 2011.)


Editor Jason Lee (University of Derby)
ISSN 2043-7102 (PRINT); ISSN 2043-7110 (ONLINE) Transgressive Culture is a new international journal to be published by Gylphi. It concerns the limits – in all of their guises – and what lies beyond them. The journal aims include: (1) questioning the meaning and significance of transgressive culture; (2) understanding more deeply how this reflects on contemporary culture; and (3) offering an opportunity for transgressive culture to be more widely known through analysis of existing work and through generating new creative work. There are planned themed editions on addiction, sexual abuse, Hubert Selby Jr., Will Self, and J. G. Ballard.


Subscription Pricing

Individual £18; Institutional £80 (print), £90 (electronic only), £110 (print and electronic) First issue October 2011, 2 issues per year from 2012. (Subscribers and institutions will receive the first issue from 2011 and the two issues of 2012 for the single annual price, when subscribing before October 2011.)

Editorial Board Feona Attwood (Sheffield Hallam University) Charlie Blake (Liverpool Hope University) Ken Gelder (University of Melbourne) Paul Hegarty (University College Cork) Ian Hunter (DMU) Mark Jancovich (UEA) James Kincaid (University of Southern California) Xavier Mendik (Brunel University) Balan Muthurajah Atte Oksanen (University of Tampere) David Punter (University of Bristol) Johnny Strike Richard Walker (UCLAN) Reviews Editor Russell Williams (University of London Institute in Paris)



David Mitchell
272 pp., published April 2011 ‘This book of essays is actually fun – and that’s something I’m surprised to write about literary theory.’ (Sam Jordison, Guardian Books Blog)

Series Editor: Sarah Dillon


Gylphi Contemporary Writers: Critical Essays presents a new approach to the academic study of living authors. The titles in this series are devoted to contemporary British, Irish and American authors whose work is popularly and critically valued but on whom a significant body of academic work has yet to be established. Each of the titles in this series is developed out of the best contributions to an international conference on its author; represents the most intelligent and provocative material in current thinking about that author’s work; and suggests future avenues of thought, comparison and analysis. With each title prefaced by an author foreword, this series embraces the challenges of writing on living authors and provides the foundation stones for future critical work on significant contemporary writers. The series will include work on David Mitchell, Tom McCarthy, Maggie Gee, and many others Sarah Dillon is Lecturer in Contemporary Fiction in the School of English at the University of St Andrews. She is author of The Palimpsest: Literature, Criticism, Theory (2007) and has published essays on Jacques Derrida, Elizabeth Bowen, H. D., Michel Faber, Maggie Gee and David Mitchell.

Edited by Sarah Dillon Foreword by David Mitchell
This collection of critical essays, the outcome of the first international conference on David Mitchell’s writing, focuses on his first three novels – Ghostwritten (1999), number9dream (2001) and Cloud Atlas (2004) – to provide a sustained analysis of Mitchell’s complex narrative techniques and the literary, political and cultural implications of his early work. The essays cover topics ranging from narrative structure, genre and the Bildungsroman to representations of Japan, postmodernism, the construction of identity, utopia, science fiction and postcolonialism. Contributors: Sarah Dillon, Peter Childs and James Green, Kathryn Simpson, Baryon Tensor Posadas, Courtney Hopf, Hélène Machinal, Will McMorran, Caroline Edwards, Nicholas Dunlop, William Stephenson http://www.gylphi.co.uk/mitchellbook
ISBN 978-1-78024-002-2 (hbk) £25 ISBN 978-1-78024-003-9 (pbk) £14.99 ISBN 978-1-78024-004-6 (Kindle) £7.99 ISBN 978-1-78024-005-3 (ePUB) £7.99


Jason Lee


ISBN 978-1-78024-000-8 (pbk), 72 pp. (including prelims), 22 b/w photographs. £8.99

Jason Lee is a world-authority on transgression, with work translated into six languages. He is Head of Film and Media with Creative and Professional Writing at the University of Derby. Among other work, he is the author of Pervasive Perversions: Child Sexual Abuse in Media/Culture (London: Free Association Books, 2005). According to James Kincaid, Aerol Arnold Chair and Professor of English, at the University of Southern California, the leading international expert in this field during the 1980s and 1990s, Jason Lee’s work is ‘the finest to appear on the subject’. Cambria Press published Lee’s Celebrity, Paedophilia and Ideology in American Culture in 2009, and are publishing an edited collection by him on addiction and obsession in 2010. He is editor of the international journal and book series Transgressive Culture.
‘the poems ... make no claims to a final, objective truth ... we must read for feeling rather than for thinking, allow[ing] the looselystructured metaphors, images, allusions and ideas simply to wash over us.’ (The Pequod) http://www.gylphi.co.uk/galileo

The writing within this volume is in part inspired by the encounter between Milton and Galileo, imaginary or otherwise, while the photographs are from Florence and Pisa, where Galileo was born, and where, at the age of twenty-five, he became Chair of Mathematics.

S TO RY WORLDS Critical Studies in Science Fiction

Paul March-Russell (University of Kent)

Series Editor

Andrew M. Butler (Canterbury Christ Church University) Rob Latham (University of California, Riverside) Farah Mendlesohn (Middlesex University) Helen Merrick (Curtin University of Technology) Adam Roberts (Royal Holloway College) Sherryl Vint (Brock University) Patricia A. Wheeler (University of Hertfordshire)

Editorial Board

Edited by Paul March-Russell, this new and exciting book series aims to explore the evolution of Science Fiction (SF) and its impact upon contemporary culture. The series will argue that SF has generated a series of storyworlds: first, in terms of SF’s own internal landscape – the extent to which SF has grown self-referentially – and second, in terms of SF’s external effect – the extent to which SF storyworlds have influenced the vocabulary of political, social and cultural discourse. The series is interested in rethinking the possibilities of the genre, in particular, by engaging with different media (literature, film, television, radio, the Internet and the visual arts), critical and aesthetic theory, and reading in translation, including SF from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Although the series focus is on SF, it is open to writers who have alternated between genres (M. John Harrison, Ursula Le Guin) or who have cross-fertilized SF with Gothic and fantasy (China Miéville, Christopher Priest). We are interested in the current and future directions of SF.

Forthcoming titles in the series The Empires of J.G. Ballard: An Imagined Geography David Paddy


Science Fiction across Media: Adaptation/Novelization Edited by Thomas Van Parys and I.Q. Hunter Science Fiction Adapted to Film: Attack of the Mutant Parasites Nicholas Ruddick


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