Chamada para contribuições Volume 8, nº. 1 - Transculturalism and Cultural Mobility: Interdisciplinary Readings of the Literature of the Americas

REVISTA PONTOS DE INTERROGAÇÃO: REVISTA DE CRÍTICA CULTURAL

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Vol 8, n° 1, jan.-jun. 2017

ISSN 2178-8952


Transculturalism and Cultural Mobility: Interdisciplinary Readings of the
Literature of the Americas

Organizers:  Licia Soares de Souza (UNEB/UQAM/CNPq)
                 Patrick Imbert (University of Ottawa)

Description:
         The goal is to reflect on dominant cultural dynamics in the 20th and 21st
centuries. As highlighted by Patrick Imbert in Comparer le Canada et les
Amériques (2014), a static, binary approach linked to the basic dualistic
paradigm barbarism/civilization is put into question. It is replaced by a
perspective fostering a dynamic linked to the recognition of a third
element. Hence, we will examine the dialectics of the different types of
symbols that underpin contemporary cultural transformations.
         Thus, there is a tendency to transcend the rigidity of binary contentions
like those determined by fundamentally oppositional
civilization/barbarism logic: us/them, inside/outside, territorial
logic/knowledge society logic, continuous/discontinuous and simultaneous/
historical, among others. Furthermore, Zila Bernd (2009) exposes how the
concept of homogeneous national identity faces a crisis in the context of
cultural hybridity, when various minorities take their place and express
their positions in the discourse while demanding better conditions in
order to realize their specific cultural identity.
         Adapting to intense contemporary territorial and cultural mobility,
language and literature have been freed from pacts with nations. Bernd
invites reflections on the concept of ‟national literatureˮ
currently being brought into question by transculturation and cultural
mobility phenomena. The prefix ‟transˮ comprises the idea of
crossing over and surpassing. Therefore, transculturalism is shown to
have a greater impact than interculturalism and multiculturalism in that
it assumes constant movement within mobile spaces in the Americas,
resulting in interaction and hybridity between at least two cultures.

Proposed topics:
- Comparative literature and migrant transcultural crossover.
- The shifting idea of Nation and movements towards deterritorialization.

- Intertextual movements and memorial mobility.

- Transformations of transcultural figures in the Americas.

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The deadline for submissions for Vol. 8, No. 1 is March 15, 2018.