History

The Oriental Cults in Roman Britain

What are the reasons behind the contamination of oriental cults in Roman Britain? What circumstances led to this spiritual upheaval, the results of which contributed […]

Cinema and Contemporary Art

Cinema and Art as Archive

As Jacques Derrida wrote in 1995, while considering Archive Fever, nothing is less reliable or less clear today than the word “archive”. Nevertheless, the historic-cultural dimension of the contemporary discursive practices in cinema and art develops in the semantic openendedness of the term, in the repositioning of the idea of archive.

History

The history of Abyssinia

This book presents a scrupulous and clear account of the history of Abyssinia: from the earliest records of it to the events of 1935. The book describes the country, the people, but also the legendary origin of the kingdom.

Mapping Pornographies: Histories, Geographies, Cultures

Porn After Porn. Contemporary Alternative Pornographies

After the “digital turn,” expansion of sexual representations has taken shape quantitatively (thanks to the multiplication of production and distribution channels) and qualitatively (giving rise to a plurality of new representational forms). In this context, several social groups – including women and non-normative sexual subcultures – have obtained full citizenship rights within the “pornosphere,” moving beyond their traditional marginalization or, indeed, exclusion.