Call for Papers for Issue 23 (March 2024)

Submission Deadline: January 14, 2024


Guest Editors:

Hiroko Masumoto (Kobe University)

Elizaveta Litovskaia (National Taiwan University)

Ideology, Propaganda, and Media 

Systems of ideas and values, commonly described as Weltanschauung or, in a more formalized way, ideologies, play a decisive role in the life of both the individual and society as a whole. It is the similarity or difference of ideological beliefs that creates the basis for many alliances, antagonisms, and conflicts that define the dynamics of the modern world. It is natural for each side to seek to defend and expand its ideological position in this confrontation. One of the most effective means in this competitive confrontation is propaganda. Known since ancient times, propaganda has gained new dimensions and influence with the development of technological progress. In the hands of the state and influential social groups, the media became a powerful tool for disseminating ideology and propaganda, reaching millions of people. With the development of the Internet, another step has been taken: now, potentially, every person who is connected to a social media network can act not only as a recipient but also as a creator of ideological and propaganda content. This essentially democratic development, however, has also unlocked new opportunities for spreading false and manipulative information, reevaluating existing ideologies, historical processes, art heritage, and current events, and shaping new ideological meanings.

interface Journal of European Languages and Literatures is inviting original unpublished papers written in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, or Italian for interface Issue 23, to be published in March 2024.

We welcome contributions from established researchers, postdoctoral and early-career scholars, and postgraduate students in a wide range of disciplines, including (among others) Literary Studies, Linguistics, Media Theory, Philosophy, Classics, Cultural Studies, and Cultural History.

Topics may include (but are not limited to)

  • Propaganda and media in literature and art;
  • Media manipulation and post-truth;
  • Philosophy of new media;
  • Rhetoric and propaganda;
  • Law, politics, and media;
  • Media discourse analysis;
  • Propaganda and media in a historical perspective;
  • Ideology, social media and mass culture


interface also invites papers not related to the Special Topic which will be published in a dedicated General Topic Section.

Papers should be submitted online at no later than January 14, 2024.


All potential authors should consult our website for Author Guidelines (