Call for Papers for Issue 24 (July 2024)

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2024


Guest Editors:

Nobuo Kazashi (Hiroshima City University)

Tien-Yi Chao (National Taiwan University)

Hybrid Culture in the Technology-Mediated World: 

Its Developments and Stakes


In our era, the phenomenon of "hybridization" is not only expanding extensively but also venturing into completely new dimensions due to rapid technological advancements. In particular, generative AI has opened up new phases of hybridization between language and image or between real and virtual. It would not be an overstatement that we have entered a completely new era of man-machine interface.

This AI-driven revolution is causing far-reaching changes across various domains of human activity; the field of humanities is no exception as manifested through the drastic changes brought about by machine-based translation and GPT AI. However, the full effects of this new era , whether positive or negative, are yet to be seen.

INTERFACE Journal of European Languages and Literatures is inviting original, unpublished papers written in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, or Italian for Interface Issue 24, to be published in July 2024, addressing the overarching theme of hybrid culture . We also extend a special invitation to submissions that directly or indirectly engage with the emerging problems and dilemmas brought along by such new modes of cultural hybridization and fusion . Possible themes may include (but are not limited to): 

  • Transnational appropriation of ideas and works
  • Intersection of different genealogies of thought
  • Cosmopolitan values in the divided world
  • Machine-aided translation and the creation of art work
  • Transformation of beingin-the-world via xR (cross-reality)
  • Robots and posthumanism (e.g., in care)
  • Hybrid warfare
The above examples are just to illustrate the wide range of possible themes. We eagerly anticipate your contributions to address the new situations arising from the genuinely unprecedented transformation of our life that we are currently undergoing.

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 April 15, 2024. 

All potential authors should consult our website for Author Guidelines