Communicating Otherness, Vol.2 – Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures in literary and intercultural communication

Call for Book Chapters to Edited Collection by Palgrave / Springer
(WoS, Scopus indexed)

Communicating Otherness, Vol.2 – Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures in literary and
intercultural communication

Editorial board:

Cândido Oliveira Martins – UCP (; Carmen Ramos Villar – Univ. de
Sheffield, England (; Michela Graziani – Univ. de Firenze,
Italy (

This book is part of a six-volume international series entitled Communicating Otherness
[Luísa Magalhães, UCP & Enrique Castelló-Mayo, USC (Editors-in-chief)]. The theme of this
series is the development of the concept of Otherness within an interdisciplinary perspective
that combines Communication Studies with disciplines across the Arts and Humanities,
Philosophy, Sociology, and Cultural Studies. We aim at entangling this concept with the
position of the Other. Hence, we propose interpreting the process of othering from within,
switching the traditional perspectives related to the use of power (by the Self towards the
Other). In so doing, we will investigate the realm of the Other (as transformed into an alternative
Self, an object that the self can observe, study, reflect upon) from a multidisciplinary

Vol.2, Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures: Otherness in literary and intercultural
proposes to address intercultural contacts and their resulting perception of
divergences and similarities between cultures as represented in Intercultural Literature.
The book will address representations of the Other in literary contexts, discussing intercultural
negotiations and experiences, and how the multicultural debate occurs in literary production.
Contact between countries, as well as voluntary or forced migration or exile became an
increasingly frequent reality, even within the boundaries of each country. Contemporary society
has radically changed in terms of the relationships established between the various existing
cultures and in multiple interacting geographies. Mobility and its effects are felt by everyone,
be it through work, business, leisure, travel, or study. Such dynamics are increasingly frequent
and overcome political borders and nationalities. This generates a conceptual space, i.e., a
reality that Intercultural Literature specifically addresses as it examines the circulation of
people, goods, and ideas as evidence for the interaction between political, sociological, and
anthropological endeavors and crossings of cultures.

Contributions to this volume might include (but are not limited to) explorations of:

  1. Multicultural societies and relational identities
  2. The Other and its diverse representations
  3. Post-colonial contacts and continuous legacies
  4. Intercultural and transcultural negotiations and experiences

Submission Guidelines

Please send an abstract of no more than 350 words, along with a brief bibliography (3-5
sources) demonstrating the proposed chapter’s theoretical foundations, and a short
biography (75 words) by February 1, 2023.

Notifications will be sent to all authors as soon as the review process terminates. Authors of approved
abstracts will be asked to write chapters of up to 7,500 words, including references, which
must be submitted by the final deadline of July 28, 2023.
If you wish to submit your abstract in a language other than English, please contact the

Please include “Communicating Otherness – Vol.2” in the email subject and copy all editors
on initial submissions and any further correspondence.