Special Issue: ALLEGORIES OF IMPERIALISM: BARBARIANS AND WORLD CULTURES

full name / name of organization: 
I-Chun Wang (Kaohsiung Medical Univ); Asun López-Varela (Universidad Complutense Madrid)
contact email: 
icwanghsu@hotmail.com; alopezva@ucm.es

The volume seeks to engage discussions across disciplines and world regions on the effects and experience of empire and Imperialism, trying to establish a dialogue between metropolitan cultural practices and non-metropolitan locations, and including debates on critical internationalism and the so-called ‘new cosmopolitanism’ (Appiah 2006; Robbins 2012), that explores the conflict between loyalty to the good of humanity as a whole and loyalty to the interest of individual nations. Papers should also refer to allegorical interpretations, ‘migrant metaphors’ (Boehmer 1995) and unstranslatables (Lawrence Venuti, Emily Apter, Wang Ning) used in fictional and non-fictional world literature (D’Haen, Damrosch, Kadir; S’Haen, Domiguez, Rosendahl Thomsen), as well as other ‘barbarisms’ employed in artistic forms to confront empire. This special issue will be published by Cultura: International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology. Please send abstracts before June 30, 2014 and full papers before Oct 31, 2014.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
journals_and_collections_of_essays
medieval
modernist studies
postcolonial
romantic