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Otherness: Essays and Studies

About the journal:

This peer reviewed online journal was inspired by the immense research productivity of recent collaborative projects undertaken by members of the Centre for Studies in Otherness. These have included conferences, seminars, special edition journal issues and a hard copy edited essay collection published in 2011.

Via ‘Otherness: Essays & Studies’, we seek to publish research articles from and across different academic disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity. As such, we now offer an outlet for the dissemination of such research into otherness and aim to provide an open and active forum for academic discussion. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study. We envisage that forthcoming issues of the journal will relate to topics within the context of Otherness studies and members and colleagues of the Centre are welcome to propose research ideas and themes for more focused studies.

Please keep an eye out on this website for upcoming calls for papers. For further information on the journal, please contact the editors at otherness.research@gmail.com.

See the members of the Editorial Board here

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Journal Issue: Otherness: Essays and Studies 7.1


The Centre for Studies in Otherness presents 'Otherness and the Urban' a special issue of Otherness: Essays and Studies Volume 7.1, March 2019, edited by Maria Beville

The series of multidisciplinary articles in this special issue address Otherness in the city and the city as Other. Topics explored include: urban otherness in literature, food culture and otherness in the city, the postmodern city, ethnicity, urban minorities and spatial identity, and animal otherness in an urban context. Spanning representations of the city in and of Asia, North and South America, and Europe, the articles in this issue present research which is positioned at the intersections of Gothic Studies, theories of postcolonialism and transnationalism, food studies, ethnic studies, media studies, and genre literature. What they share in common is a preoccupation with the imagined city, and with the magic of the urban: the potential of the city-space to reflect and contain the multiplicity of identity in all of its fluidity and ambiguity.    

Read this special issue here Otherness: Essays and Studies 7.1, March 2019