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Poetry and Transculturality in Asia and Europe

Call for Publications

Theme: Poetry and Transculturality in Asia and Europe
Subtitle: Philosophical and Psychological Aspects
Publication: Interface – Journal of European Languages and Literatures
Date: Issue 10 (October 2019)
Deadline: 31.7.2019

Inter- and transcultural topics are abundant in various literatures
(including but not limited to Russian, Chinese, Japanese, English and
German), often developing surprisingly similar characteristics even
in geographically distant locations, different genres or time
periods. One particular factor fostering such developments is the
transformation process of a particular literary motive from one
culture to another, often by the use of translation. It becomes
especially apparent when depicting borderline experience, or in a
multilingual context. In our temporary globalized world, such issues
are not just interesting from a historian’s perspective, but are
relevant for reevaluating cultural contacts all over the globe. A
great many of these phenomena are philosophical or psychological in
nature, whether they are transcendental experiences, or mnemonic
characteristics of writing, or self-reflections.

We especially welcome research on poetic works, but will also
consider papers dealing with prose genres.

interface – Journal of European Languages and Literatures is inviting
original unpublished papers written in English, French, German,
Spanish Russian or Italian for interface Issue 10, to be published in
October 2019 that could address, but need not be restricted to, the
following topics: 

- poetic depiction of death and transcendental experiences
- cultural pessimism and optimism in literature
- cultural translations
- translation as creation
- the author and the creative self
- memory and writing

All potential authors should consult our website for Author Guidelines:

Guest Editors:
Christian Soffel (Trier University)
Serafima Tsung-Huei Hsiung (National Taiwan University)

Papers should be submitted online no later than July 31, 2019 at: