The poetical and the political in Galician and Portuguese speaking literatures and cultures: social conflict and dialogisms (Galicia, Portugal, Brazil and Africa)

deadline for submissions: 
July 7, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Nuno Neves
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Abriu: estudos de textualidade do Brasil, Galicia e Portugal (13, 2024)

"O poético e o político nas literaturas e culturas de língua galega e portuguesa: conflito social e dialogismos (Galiza, Portugal, Brasil e África)"

"The poetical and the political in Galician and Portuguese speaking literatures and cultures: social conflict and dialogisms (Galicia, Portugal, Brazil and Africa)"

Editoras/es convidadas/os | Guest Editors: Burghard Baltrusch, Lúcia Evangelista, Antía Monteagudo, Nuno Miguel Neves

It is already obvious today that contemporary poetics can be successfully extrapolated to sociocultural and economic-political studies in general. There is also sufficient evidence to back up the fallowing four hypotheses:

• Contemporary poetry in its political and public sphere aspect questions and tends to exclude texts whose voice, subjectivities and (cosmo)visions or ideologies are conceived as unique and uniform.
• The dialogical spaces created include different positions, perceptions, and languages.
• Poetics-politics imaginaries are linked more frequently to social movements.
• Most contemporary social protests are susceptible to be analysed as poetic actions, expressing the possibility of considering imagination as an asset that changes reality structurally.

The research project “Contemporary Poetry and Politics: Social Conflicts and Poetic Dialogisms” (POEPOLIT II, PID2019-105709RB-I00) is interested in critically describing how the results gained in four consecutive projects favour and intervene in a thorough understanding of our political and sociocultural surroundings through the analysis of different forms of poetical expression. Therefore, we would welcome the submission of case study proposals concerning the cultural areas of the Portuguese and Galician speaking world (Africa, Brazil, Galicia and Portugal), that reflect on one or several of the following questions:

1. Are there correlations between contemporary poetry (or other poetical expressions), social conflicts and dialogical statements?

2. To what extent is a poetic discourse, opposed to globalised capitalism and against public policies, possible?

3. Is there a poetic reactivation of the social body? And what recent poetries or poetic expressions dialogue with political movements/ actions?

4. In what way does that happen, and what are the consequences?

The proposals could also encompass different contemporary global conflicts, e.g.: neoliberal economic order; state reason and order; control over information and bodies; heteropatriarchy; colonial and neo-colonial condition/conditioning; migratory waves;
linguistic and cultural differences; animal ethics and abusive relationships with other species; exploitation of natural resources; social and communitarian or interpersonal identities and relationships; affection and affective-logic; education in general and infancy rights.

We would appreciate the submission of critical analyses of 

• Social conflicts, which are recursive and significant in international contemporary poetic production (including interartistics, intermedial and interdiscursive poetic practices). 

• Thematic references in contemporary poetry, in contrast with uses and developments of other genre in social sciences, historiography or journalism. 

• The dialectics between monological and dialogical discourses, in poetry production; classification and critical analysis of dialogical poetry referred to social conflicts.

• The reception of studied production by diverse social and cultural agents.

Deadline for proposal (full article) submissions: July 7, 2023.

The complete article, with an abstract in the language of the article, up to 5 keywords, a biobibliographical note, all according to the journal's guidelines should be sent to

The languages of the journal are Galician, Portuguese, English, Catalan, Spanish.

Timeline for the Special Issue
• Deadline for proposal (full article) submissions: July 7, 2023.
• Deadline for provisional acceptance: July 31, 2023.
• Blind peer review process and reviews send to authors: November 31, 2023.
• Deadline for revised submissions: January 15, 2024.
• Additional subsequent revisions (if necessary): March, 2024.
• Final versions due: May/June, 2024.
• Special issue publication: September/October 2024.