Against Homogeneity. Transcultural and Trans-Lingual Strategies in Cultural Production

Maciej Falski's picture
January 4, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Eastern Europe History / Studies, Languages, Nationalism History / Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies

The editorial board of Colloquia Humanistica kindly invites all readers interested in the question of transcultural practices and transcultural perspective in social sciences to visit our website, where the new issue has been published.

The key idea of the new volume of Colloquia Humanistica is the struggle against homogeneity. All the papers deal with the problem of homogenous narratives and homogenous practices, which most often falsify the complex reality of the human world. No matter if we look for examples in literature, cinema, or if we take a closer look at cultural institutions; our authors question the apparent uniformity which seems to lie behind the familiar categories we use to describe our everyday experience. The languages we speak, books we read, exhibitions we visit – they are supposed to use clearly defined categories with sharp boundaries and unified content. This unwritten agreement makes our life easier and helps us move through the labyrinth of social relations and cultural patterns. But what if we suddenly find out that one of those well-known categories does not suit the reality? You can verify on some chosen examples, treated by our authors.

Colloquia Humanistica is a yearly issued by the Institute of Slavic Studies, at the Polish Academy of Sciences. All content is fully accessible on-line at the open journal platform.

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