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.