21 February 2008

CFP - PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies Special Issue (Abstracts by 31 March 2008)

CFP: PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies

Special Issue: The Space Between: Languages, Translations and Cultures

We seek expressions of interest for a special journal issue focusing on the Spaces Between Languages. We seek articles that explore how the space between languages is experienced through translation and interpretation, language learning and teaching, contact situations, code-switching, bilingualism, and in literary and cultural production.

We are also interested in addressing these issues from the Spaces Between Disciplines, which might include the spaces between linguistics, language and translation studies, language pedagogy, cultural studies and postcolonial studies. Possible approaches might refer to Homi Bhabha’s notion of the ‘third space’, or Mary Louise Pratt’s notion of ‘transculturation’.

If you are interested in contributing to this special issue on ‘The Space Between: Languages, Translations and Cultures’, please send an abstract (500 words) and a brief (one page) curriculum vitae to Emi Otsuji by 31 March 2008. Contributors who have been notified of acceptance of abstracts will be asked to submit complete papers by 31 July 2008. Papers should be up to 6,000 words in length (including notes, references, tables or additional material) and should follow the PORTAL style guide and be submitted directly into PORTAL. All submissions will be subjected to double-blind peer review.

Special Issue Editors:
Vera Mackie, University of Melbourne vmackie@unimelb.edu.au
Ikuko Nakane, University of Melbourne inakane@unimelb.edu.au
Emi Otsuji, University of Technology: Sydney emi.otsuji@uts.edu.au

About PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies

Portal has built into its editorial protocols a commitment to facilitating dialogue between international studies practitioners working anywhere in the world, and not simply or exclusively in the ‘North,’ ‘the West’ or the ‘First World.’ The journal’s commitment to fashioning a genuinely ‘international' studies rubric is also reflected in our willingness to publish critical and creative work in English as well as in a number of other languages: Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, Croatian, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Serbian, and Spanish.

Portal provides open access to all of it content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. If you are interested in submitting a paper please read the Author’s guidelines and information about the submission process at Portal’s homepage.