We are delighted to announce that the latest issue of the Journal for Literary and Intermedial Crossings, entitled ‘Depicting Destitution across Media’, has been published.
The issue, edited by guest editors Nassim W. Balestrini (University of Graz) and Katharina M. Fackler (University of Bonn), situates itself in the growing field of the “new poverty studies,” an interdisciplinary field which emerged in the face of a rapidly widening economic gap in the neoliberal era and which, as the guest editors astutely remark, has remained strikingly relevant in times of a global pandemic. In particular, this special issue complements the work undertaken so far in multiple disciplines to examine relationships between material and non-material aspects of povertyby presenting research from an intermedial perspective.
The contributions gathered in this special issue do not focus on one medium but on the interferences, gaps, and tensions between at least two different media. Exploring the intersections between the new poverty studies and intermediality studies’ concern with borders, in-between spaces, and locations of meaning production, the articles collected here ask what happens in the interstices between and intersections of media when poverty is represented.
This issue includes the following articles: