Call for Papers

Refugees / Exiles / Expatriates 


A distinct voice in literatures and arts/cultures across the world, exiles/refugees/expats - authors and characters, writers and readers, real or fictional/real or imagined, have always represented a source, a reason and an engine of dramatic changes at local, regional, national, transnational and transcontinental level. 

Individuals, communities, nations, countries, continents, borders, maps have been (re)questioned, (re)challenged, (re)altered, (re)displaced, (re)imagined, (re)transformed, (re)drawn or (re)imbued with new meanings by those who chose to be or were forced to be on the move. Today’s wars, genocides, religious and/or ethnic conflicts, reconfiguration(s) of the economic world order, climate changes, epidemics and pandemics seem to diversify the patterns and accelerate the rhythms of individual and collective mobilities, whose discourse(s) generate new narratives, new typologies, and new spaces in contemporary literature and arts.

The new social contexts are either welcomed in outbursts of enthusiasm and openness, or contested in explosions of mass hysteria, fear and disbelief. Sometimes, they ignite rage and extreme violence which lead to a constantly degraded perception of the migrant discourse. The new literary and artistic contexts kindle cross-cultural interrogations and debates, in an attempt to assess and to assert new definitions of ever-shifting concepts, such as self, family, neighborhood, community, home or homeland

Since the new century could evolve into the century of exiles/refugees/expats, we kindly invite you to submit papers on the epistemological changes of these identities and on their representation(s) in the texts and contexts of literature, storytelling, ethnography, film, linguistics, etc. We welcome articles that cross-examine and engage with the topic from interdisciplinary perspectives. 

Articles may be written in Romanian, English, French, or German.

Abstracts (no more than 200 words), full article (maximum 7,000 words) and a brief presentation of the author (a bio-note of no more than 400 words) will be sent at:  meridian.critic.flsc@gmail.com

For further details concerning style and templates, follow the format of the samples given at:   http://meridiancritic.usv.ro/index.php?page=norme-de-redactare  

Deadline for full article submission: June 15, 2020.