Literature, cultural & media studies

We live in unprecedented times. We hear endlessly from scientists and political commentators with their predictions of where this is all going, but what of the human impact? How do we process and understand the world around us? What does it mean to hold power to account?

Humanities research not only provides essential checks and balances on rapid global advancement but also helps us to understand and explore the human experience, importantly giving us tools to engage with the principal issues of our time. Through critical analysis of the arts and media, we are able to provide unparalleled insight into the human experience and, with any luck, to improve it. The Literature, Culture and Media eBook collection brings together cutting-edge research from trusted authors working around the world in all aspects of the arts, culture and media: from literature of the 18th Century to studies of contemporary television series.

353 Titles in the Collection

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The Literature, Culture and Media eBook collection offers a rich mix of book types for all user groups: students, faculty, researchers, and professionals. Making it an unparalleled resource to excel research and learning. All books are available without DRM, making them accessible simultaneously by an unlimited number of users.

New & Emerging Research Areas

  • Sound and Music Studies
  • Disability Studies and the Humanities
  • Literature and the Anthropocene
  • AI, Science and the Arts

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The Literature, Cultural & Media Studies eBook collection aligns with Sustainable Development Goal.

1 No Poverty

2 Zero Hunger

3 Good Health & Well-Being

4 Quality Education

5 Gender Equality

7 Affordable and Clean Energy

8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

10 Reduced Inequalities

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities 

13 Climate Action 

16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions