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Transcultural Studies: A Series in Interdisciplinary Research
In the words of the Russian critic Mikhail Epstein, to adopt a transcultural orientation as a mode of inquiry means to be located beyond any particular mode of existence, or finding one's place on the border of existing cultures. This realmbeyond all cultures is located inside of transculture and belongs to this state of not-belonging .
The consequence of a critic adopting a position on the outside of whatever is conceived as the inside of his or her social and cultural domain requires forfeiture of culture-centrism and a conscious resistance to the totalizing effects of ideology. A transcultural critic, like Epstein, or a transcultural philosopher like Merab Mamardashvili, whose concept of nothingness is the ground of Epstein's anti-position, eschews national and cultural identity, identity politics and multiculturalism.
Such freedom from ideologically oriented or discipline-bound directions in scholarship requires a conscious effort that is not unlike the job of Socrates: the effort of ridding oneself of prejudices, idols and icons of scholarly fashion. The editorial board of Transcultural Studies: A Series in Interdisciplinary Research , sharing this view, welcomes contributions on a wide range of emerging issues in the humanities and on interdisciplinary topics that go beyond the disciplinary while offering self-reflexive critiques of their own methodologies.
Each issue will focus on a specific topic or area and will have a guest editor. The core editorial board will plan and advertise topics for forthcoming issues and advise on the refereeing process.
The Dostoevsky Journal: An Independent Review
The Dostoevsky Journal: An Independent Review is a refereed international interdisciplinary journal promoting deconstructive readings of the works of F. M. Dostoevsky in conjunction with other texts of the European literary canon. Contributions are invited on topics that situate Dostoevsky in the context of postmodernism, poststructuralism and phenomenology, or which try to extend the boundaries of Dostoevsky's poetics.
ConVivio - Journal of ideas in Italian Studies
Convivio provided a forum for contemporary thought on a variety of issues in Italian culture. It is a bilingual digest of academic issues of broad disciplinary interest for advanced university students of Italian Studies and for an educated public.
The journal is now defunct and no longer accepting submssions for publications.
Back-issues of Convivio are published here with the expressed written authority of Piero Giorgio.