Issue 13: Dialogue Across Decades

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Lead Editors: Andria Christofidou, Julia Bohlmann, Eve-Anne Scholler

Welcome to the thirteenth issue of The Kelvingrove Review. Its launch coincides with the publication of the twenty-second issue of eSharp,University of Glasgow’s interdisciplinary postgraduate journal. Marking the 10th anniversary of eSharp, the theme shared by both journals is ‘Dialogue across Decades’. As its younger sister publication, now entering its seventh year, The Kelvingrove Review embraces this theme by bringing together reviews of books characterised by the two-faced nature of historical thought  – one looking at the past and taking stock, the other facing the future and offering new approaches. While historical perspectives dominate, we as editors have attempted to create an issue that is interdisciplinary nonetheless. Hence, the 11 books under review derive from a variety of academic fields including: film studies, political sciences, law, cultural and heritage studies, media history, sociology, performance studies and publishing. The first three texts Heritage Studies: Stories in the Making, Ancient Greek Women in Film and Recovering 9/11 in New York consider different practices of reconstructing the past in the context of its use for the present. Performing Archives/Archives of Performance tackles questions about the archive as well as the practice of archiving itself, which is especially significant in an academic field that explores momentary acts rather than tangible objects. Reconsiderations of existing historical narratives as well as new interpretations are offered in International Relations and the First Great Debate, Student Power! The Radical days of the English Universities, Cinematicity in Media History, and British Queer History: New Approaches and Perspectives. Finally, Merchants of Culture concludes the themed part of this issue by exploring the challenges the publishing business is confronted with in the twenty-first century.  Like its predecessors, the present issue also features two non-themed contributions, a review of Intangible Cultural Heritage in International Law and an analysis of Mixed Race Identities: Identity Studies in the Social Sciences.

The editors of The Kelvingrove Review offer their thanks to all contributors to this issue, who have responded to our call with enthusiasm and displayed an ability to evaluate academic texts from a variety of disciplines fairly and critically.  It is now over to you, the readers, who we wish a pleasurable and thoughtful journey headfirst into the past and future.



Themed Reviews


Heritage Studies: Stories in the Making

Edited by Meghan Bowe, Bianca Capeneti, Ian Dull & Jessie Lipkowitz

Reviewed by Tom Davis TKR13 - 1


Ancient Greek Women in Film

Edited by Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos

Reviewed by Daphne Giofkou TKR13 - 2


Recovering 9/11 in New York

Edited by Robert Fanuzzi and Michael Wolfe

Reviewed by James Nixon TKR13 - 3


Performing Archives/ Archives of Performance

Edited by Gunhild Borggreen and Rune Gade

Reviewed by Laura Helyer TKR13 - 4


International Relations and the First Great Debate

Edited by Brian Schmidt

Reviewed by Ricardo Villanueva TKR13 - 5


Student Power! The Radical Days of the English Universities

Written by Esmée Sinéad Hanna

Reviewed by Catriona Gray TKR13 - 6


Cinematicity in Media History

Edited by Jeffrey Geiger and Karin Littau

Reviewed by Guillaume Lecomte TKR13 - 7


British Queer History: New Approaches and Perspectives

Edited by Brian Lewis

Reviewed by Christina Johnson TKR13 - 8


Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century

Written by John B. Thompson

Reviewed by Helena Agustí-Gómez TKR13 - 9


Intangible Cultural Heritage in International Law

Written by Lucas Lixinski

Reviewed by Megan Rae Blakely TKR13 - 10


Mixed Race Identities

Written by Peter J. Aspinall and Miri Song

Reviewed by Mengxi Pang TKR13 - 11

First published: 27 May 2014