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New Perspectives on Dialogue / Nuove prospettive sul dialogo
Guest Editors: Paolo Biondi, Flavia Monceri
Call for papers
To be sure, “dialogue” has become one of the core reference notions to address fundamental issues of present time, such as cultural and religious plurality, and more generally to come to understand as well as to practically deal with diversity and differences. This issue of «Teoria» aims at providing a wide selection of current theoretical and practical perspectives on dialogue, by means of collecting contributions coming broadly from the humanities and the social sciences. This would hopefully result in a comprehensive picture of the complex range of definitions, meanings and practices connected to “dialogue”, also giving voice to critical and intersectional positions. But alongside with such picture, the aim of this issue is to let new perspectives become visible, or even emerge, to rethink the notion of dialogue as a whole, as well as to make it more and more “viable” in our complex world.
Contributions may be submitted on the following topics (non-exclusive list):
- Dialogue theories
- Dialogue and intercultural communication
- Dialogue as mediation, dialogue beyond mediation
- Dialogue as a tool to promote global understanding
- Dialogue, power and politics
- Non-western perspectives on dialogue
- Dialogue and ethics
- Dialogue, religions, inter-religious dialogue
- Practices of dialogue, dialogue in practice
- Dialogue, learning and education
Alongside with a few invited ones, a number of contributions will be selected as a result of this call for papers. Prospective authors should send by June 30, 2015 an abstract in English (max 1000 words), including the title of the paper, name, affiliation and e-mail address of the (corresponding) author to the following e-mail addresses:
(Dr. Paolo Biondi),
(Prof. Flavia Monceri),
(Prof. Adriano Fabris) with the indication “Teoria 2016-New Perspectives on Dialogue” in the subject heading. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and the notification of acceptance or refusal will be given by July 31, 2015.
The final draft can be written in Italian, English, French, German or Spanish. It should adopt a non-discriminatory language and must be submitted by October 15, 2015 to undergo the peer-review process. The Editorial board reserves the faculty not to accept the final drafts that do not correspond to submitted abstracts, or do not pass the further selection process to which final drafts will be submitted. Moreover, the Editorial board reserves the faculty to ask the Authors to revise their contributions to fit them to the referees’ evaluations and/or editorial standards. The final notification of acceptance or refusal, as well as of the eventual requests for minor or substantial revisions will be given by December 30, 2015.
The final revised draft, including an English abstract no longer than 150 words, must be submitted by February 15, 2016. Authors are requested to follow the style guidelines of «Teoria», which are available on its website (http://www.rivistateoria.eu). Contributions should not exceed 7500 words (including eventual footnotes, reference list and abstract).