Identities correspond to the representation and categorization of the world, of a varied and diverse reality. Constructing and establishing identities equates to creating an order out of diversity, to devising a precarious catalogue through which to classify the variety of the world. In the second issue of Impossibilia we propose to reflect on a current subject of the utmost importance: we aim at evaluating how literature can be a means of demanding, expressing, constructing and imposing different identities, whether personal, national, religious, sexual or of any other nature. These are in effect cultural constructs which have historically used language and literature in order to build themselves and be transmitted.
The following are examples of topics on which articles shall be accepted:
- literature as a means of building and/or subverting collective identities
- literature and national identity
- the power and changeable nature of discourse representation in literature
- identity in literary works: political and ethical implications
- aesthetics and identity
We shall also accept articles for the following sections:
- Ricordando: Homages and recollections. In this section, we shall publish articles dedicated to different literary recurrences; homages to works and people, through which we intend to celebrate on the pages of Impossibilia some of the most important dates in the history of literary studies.
- Artistic Interactions: Literature has always kept close ties with other arts, from the visual arts to music. We propose to create in this section a space where to promote a reflection on these interactions, on how they are originated, how they developed and, most of all, on what its most exemplary fruits are.
- Reviews: This is a space where to comment books on theory, criticism, comparative literature and history of literature.
The deadline to send the articles is the September 15th, 2011. All papers received after this date will be excluded.
The papers should be sent to the following e-mail address publicaciones[arroba]impossibilia[punto]org. Papers should comply with the Style Book and the Refereeing System defined by Impossibilia, as well as with the Spanish Creative Commons licenses described in our Legal section.