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Mediating Mountains Published


We're happy to announce the fourth JAAAS issue. This time, we have 170+ pages of mountain goodness, edited by Eva-Maria Müller and Christian Quendler, coming out of the project "Delocating Mountains" at the University of Innsbruck

This issue features six articles:

Birgit Capelle traces the intermedial links between a Song/Chin dynasty Chinese landscape painting, Gary Snyder's epic poem Mountains and Rivers Without End, Henry David Thoreau's A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, and Jack Kerouac's The Dharma Burns;

Heinz Tschachler explores why the Lewis and Clark Expedition did NOT experience the sublime at the Great Divide;

Michael Wedekind examines the mountain grand hotels and mountain tourism at the fin de siècle;

Benita Lehmann takes a critical look at Jennifer Peedom's 2017 film Mountain, suggesting (surprising) links to the city symphony film;

Sascha Pöhlmann discusses three video games that employ their audiovisual, tactile, and ludic qualities to suggest the elusive notion of mountains' "thereness"; and

Mark Nunes explores the interrelational ontology that emerges from using AR and GPS-enabled apps "in the wild" of the mountains.

And we have reviews of:

PearlAnn Reichwein and Karen Wall's Uplift: Visual Culture at the Banff School of Fine Arts (University of Chicago Press, 2020);

Caroline Schaumann's Peak Pursuits: The Emergence of Mountaineering in the Nineteenth Century (Yale University Press, 2020); and

Julie Rak's False Summit: Gender in Mountaineering Fiction (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2021).


Thank you for your interest and support.

Best wishes,