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【期刊徵稿】《Interface -Journal of European Languages and Literatures第七期》國立台灣大學外國語文學系歐語組


    電子期刊《Interface -Journal of European Languages and Literatures》第七期將於201810月出版,敬邀各學者投稿。投稿期限至2018年7月15




    Immigrants and Diasporas in European Languages and Literatures


    Literatures of immigrants and diasporas involve the idea of a homeland, a place from where the displacement occurs and narratives of harsh journeys undertaken on account of economic compulsions. Essentially, a Diaspora is a minority community living in exile. The Oxford English Dictionary traces the etymology of the word “Diaspora” back to its Greek root and to its appearance in the Old Testament (Deut: 28:25); as such it references God's intentions for the people of Israel to be dispersed across the world. The dispersal signifies the location of a fluid human autonomous space involving a complex set of negotiation and exchange between the nostalgia and desire for the homeland and the making of a new home, adapting to the power, relationships between the minority and majority, being spokespersons for minority rights and their people back home. The writers in literatures of immigrants or diasporas possess bi-identity, in the literal term we refer it to hybrid identity, a key term developed by Homi Bhabha. His key argument is that colonial hybridity, as a cultural form, produced ambivalence in the colonial masters and as such altered the authority of power.


    Interface is inviting original unpublished papers written in English, French, German, Spanish Russian or Italian for Issue 7, to be published in October 2018. Topics may include (but are not limited to):


    Rethinking the literary concepts of immigrants and diasporas

    Written language policy of native language or non-native language

    Memory of writing the self or writing the nation

    Culture in the local and transnational contexts

    Questions of self-identity

    Questions of power across gender, racial, and sexual lines