Call for Papers for Issue 7 (Oct. 2018)

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2018


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interface is inviting original unpublished papers written in English, French, German, Spanish Russian or Italian for interface Issue 7, to be published in October 2018.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

Papers should be submitted online at or no later than June 15, 2018.

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