It is open, up to 15th of December of 2017, the call for papers to the thematic dossier "Transnational Spaces: Narratives of the Indian Ocean" of the Remate de Males, Journal of the Department of Literary Theory of the Institute of Language Studies of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (ISSN 2316-5758), UNICAMP.
Following the theoretical productions that guide the critical and cultural reflection on the liquid spaces of the contemporaneity, from the Black Atlantic to the South Atlantic, the journal Remate de Males proposes a theoretical and critical reflection on the Indian Ocean narratives produced in the Portuguese language spaces. Based on the assumption that the Indian Ocean forms a transnational identity and cultural geography, it is a question of how the written and visual narratives produced in Portugal, Mozambique, Goa and East Timor contribute to the construction of a possible transnational imaginary.
It is intended to emphasize the role of narrative in the processes of identity construction in the transnational context of the Indian Ocean, favoring some thematic axes: representations of space (islands, port and coastal cities, places of commerce, etc.), people representations (Africans, Indians, Asian, etc.) and their individual and collective experiences of migration and displacement, representations of material culture and consumption (objects, food, clothing, etc.) from the perspective of distinctive elements of the Indian Oceanian transnational imaginary.
Hoping to receive contributions of a theoretical, comparative and analytical nature, this thematic dossier of Remate de Males journal proposes a critical reflection focused on the visual and literary narratives produced in the Indian Ocean, analyzing theoretically and critically the discursive practices that problematize this transnational time space .
Ana Mafalda Leite (CEsA - Center for African, Asian and Latin American Studies, University of Lisbon, Portugal) Jessica Falconi (CEsA - Center for African, Asian and Latin American Studies, University of Lisbon, Portugal) Elena Brugioni (UNICAMP)
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