The journal is published semestrially and it centers on three main fields: Linguistic, Cultural and Translation Studies. The Editorial Board invites academics, specialists, writers and translators to contribute to one of the following sections: Dossier, Essays, Interviews, Creative Writing, Reviews and Translations.
Dossier for the upcoming issue (no. 10/11) – The Sound of Silence
Western societies, as defined by Greco-Roman philosophy and logocentrism, have traditionally considered fullness and emptiness, absence and presence, sound (in acoustics and verbal expression) and silence as in opposition and therefore mutually exclusive. However, with Judaic-Christian thought emerges the relationship between word and silence through the image of the “Spirit of God”, and after St. Augustine, the human/divine language dichotomy.
From another perspective, we should highlight the permanent effort to extract sounds of articulate words from the silence of continuous thought. We can therefore affirm that there is no language without silence and no silence without language, just as in the physical world there is no sound without silence and there can be no silence without sound. Most importantly, however, silence has meaning, silence resonates: silence is eloquent.
The theme for this number’s dossier intends to have the sound of silence heard. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
- Silence in History: the subaltern voice
- Sound and silence in literature and the arts
- Silence and noise in comunication
- Silence in translation
- The new sounds of technology
- Silence and censorship in culture and politics
- The silence of memory
- Autobiography and silence
- Cities and silence
- Silence in psychoanalytic discourse
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