Special Issue on Conflicts and Representations in African and Aphro Diasporic Literature

Submission Deadline: Apr. 15, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Luciene Pereira
      State Department of Education, Federal District Education Professional Training School, Brasília, Brazil
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    • Telma Borges
      Education University, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    • Dirlenvalder Loyolla
      Letters Institute, Maraba, Brazil
    • Rosa Alda Souza De Oliveira
      Department of Literature Theory, University of Brasília, Brasília, Brazil
    • Norma Diana Hamilton
      Department of Foreign Languages/Literature and Translation, University of Brasília, Brasília, Brazil
    • Fernanda Pereira
      Department of Foreign Languages and Tanslation, University of Brasilia, Brasília, Brazil
    • Vivian Nickel
      Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, College of Letters, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Introduction

    The special issue “Conflicts and representations in African and Aphro diasporic literature” aims to carry out investigations on literary, historical and social issues present in the literature produced by authors whose roots are of African origin, this includes both authors whose literature is produced in the African geographical space and authors that keeping in its horizons of expectation Africa’s roots. Therefore, we adopt a posture open to the various possible approaches, in the perspective of receiving works on which the foundations of Comparative Literature are based. Thus, contemplating interdisciplinarity, intersemiotic and intercultural readings, in the sense of, understanding the phenomenon of dispersion of African peoples around the world and the implications of such dispersion in the most diverse social spheres and to understand the cultural heterogeneity present in the African continent, in order to deconstruct the predominant homogenizing vision of the continent. The proposed journal will have the following sections: (1) presentation; (2) dossier of scientific articles covering the theme and structuring subthemes; literature teaching, in which academic articles with case studies and reports of teaching experience with the application of African and Aphro diasporic literature at the various levels of education will be accepted; (3) theory, literary criticism, and other arts and media for scientific articles whose African or Aphro diasporic literary works contemplate dialogue with such perspectives; (4) interviews with writers, or artists who produce or reread intersemiotic African or Aphro diasporic works; (5) reviews of recently published books by experts of recognized academic work in the area covered by the journal; (6) translation and edition where original works of translation of productions will be accepted short literary productions by African or Aphro diasporic authors; interviews with African or Aphro diasporic writers; (7) poetic: where works of artistic nature will be published of the various semiotic forms in which the aesthetics of African culture and the aphrodiasporic peoples around the world are present.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. african literature
    2. literature comparative
    3. poscoloniality
    4. decolonization
    5. diaspora
    6. literature of Black feminine authorship

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.literarts.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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