ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS, 24 (2/2019)
Reality – Unreality
Approaching the relation between reality and unreality/surreality in literary works standing for different traditions and epochs, the contributions to the 24th issue (2/2019) of AIC show once more, when brought together in the space of one volume, the archetypal force of these two complementary, but conflicting worldviews. The fourteen articles, signed by authors from Europe, Africa and America, plead for the variety of perspectives from which a literary and cultural theme of such a great impact can be dealt with, and illustrate its persistence in time. Pertaining to fields as diverse as literary history, literary theory, narratology, comparative literature, thematics, cultural studies, colonial and postcolonial studies, the works included in the new volume envision literature in its connections to other arts, to mythology, philosophy, psychology and politics.
Within the present issue, new literary topics, associated to new cultural ways of conceiving the relation between reality and unreality, such as the recent 21st century economic crisis and the catastrophes entailed by poor manipulation of nuclear energy, meet more traditional ones, such as the divergence/ convergence of truth and fiction, of factual and ideal in a given literary work.
ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS, SPECIAL 2019: MAGELLAN & ELCANO 500. CIRCUMNAVIGATION TO GLOBALIZATION
In order to celebrate the 5th Centenary of the Circumnavigation of the Earth and its heroes, as well as the invaluable material and cultural legacy that the Age of Discovery bequeathed to Humanity, the 2019 special issue of AIC brings together articles from a range of disciplines such as Comparative Literature, Linguistics, Historiography, Colonial and Postcolonial Studies or Education Sciences, signed by specialists from Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Greece and Romania.
The 500 years elapsed since the Portuguese Ferdinand Magellan and the Spaniard Sebastián Elcano embarked on what is considered to be the greatest nautical feat in history have completely and forever changed the way we understand the world. The naval expedition that returned to Spanish soil after a three-year journey (1519-1522) had not only found a new route to the coveted Spice Islands, but also proved that the Earth was round. This epochal voyage opened the way to the globalized world, promoting the rapprochement between different countries and continents, widening the cultural horizon and promoting the dissemination and exchange of new ideas.
Invitation to Publish
in ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS 25 (1/2020)
The deadline for the submission of articles and book reviews (in Romanian, English, French, German, Spanish or Italian) is November 25, 2019.
The final decision of the AIC Editorial Board will be passed on before March 9, 2020.
Corrections (if required) and comments by the authors expected between March 10, 2020 and March 23, 2020.
The e-publication of the AIC 25th issue is planned for April 27, 2020.
in ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS 26 (2/2020)
The deadline for the submission of articles and book reviews is May 18, 2020.