Updated CFP for “In Other Words”

“PublicationCall for proposals: The online dictionary In Other Words. A Contextualized Dictionary to Problematize Otherness is a free online resource that analyzes, discusses, and reverses keywords that (re)produce different forms of Otherness.

Through a critical, interdisciplinary and creative approach, the dictionary adresses urging societal issues by integrating theoretical reflections with the dissemination and the application of research in different real-life contexts.

Starting February 2022, the Editorial Board of IOW is publishing a Newsletter. IOW’s Newsletter will keep you updated about the latest keywords uploaded, provide news about IOW’s works in general, and disseminate Calls for conferences and publications connected to the issue of Othering. So, don’t miss the opportunity to be updated on IOW’s news and receive our Newsletter! If you subscribe, you can also suggest keywords that you would like to be discussed. You can subscribe to IOW’s Newsletter by clicking on the menu entry Newsletter in the dictionary main page. You will receive an email of confirmation.

We have also added a new entry in the main menu, Coming Soon, where you can see the keywords that are being edited and that will be uploaded next. We invite you to have a tour of our website, to discover or re-discover old and new entries. Then, we also invite you to contribute to the dictionary by proposing and discussing new keywords.

This invitation is also addressed to your students, since we believe that engaging in the discussion of the keywords is an inspirational and motivating exercise in critical research and academic writing. Collaboration with IOW can thus involve curating a keyword as an individual author, or collaborating with peers/students as a group or collective.

For further information, please write to paola.giorgis AT iowdictionary.org.

Paola Giorgis on behalf of IOW’s Editorial Board

CFP In Other Words: Otherness

“PublicationCall for proposals: In Other Words (IOW), an online dictionary of contextualized keywords that focuses on how words (re)produce different forms of Otherness.

There is a recent increase of online dictionaries. So, what is IOW’s specificity?

  • The first is precisely its focus: how does a specific word, in a specific context, (re)produce Otherness? And how can discriminating narratives be contested, destablized, subverted?
  • The second is its structure: the discussion of the keywords is highly interdisciplinary, critical, and creative, using different elements from different fields – visual arts, literature, videos, media texts, etc.
  • The third is its addresses: the dictionary does not speak to academics only, but it is a resource to be used for free to favor discussions and appropriations in/by different educational and social contexts.
  • The fourth is its co-construction: it is a collaborative, ongoing project that welcomes the participation of scholars, teachers, practitioners, professionals, educators, activists, artists, individuals from different various fields, formations and experiences.

We invite you to have a tour of IOW dictionary. Submissions are welcome and peer-reviewed year round. For further info, please contact the Editorial Board. Looking forward to receiving your proposals!

Paola Giorgis for IOW Editorial Board

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