About the Journal

Copertina rivista Oltreocenao numero 17 anno 2021The journal, a means of circulation of Oltreoceano-Centro Internazionale Letterature Migranti (International Center of Migrant Literatures, University of Udine, Italy), gathers literary, linguistic, and cultural studies on overseas migrant communities to deepen the symbolic, linguistic, and historical links that connect different contexts, and analyzes the relations with other minority languages and their migrant poetics.

Founder and Editor-in-chief
Silvana Serafin (Università di Udine)

Associate Editors
Daniela Ciani Forza (Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia), Alessandra Ferraro (Università di Udine), Rocío Luque (Università di Trieste), Antonella Riem (Università di Udine)

Editorial Board
Amandine Bonesso (Università di Trieste), María del Carmen Domínguez Guitérrez (Università di Padova), Fabio Libasci (Università dell'Insubria), Nicola Paladin (Università "Gabriele d'Annunzio” di Chieti - Pescara), Chiara Patrizi (Università di Bologna), Deborah Saidero (Università di Udine), Giada Silenzi (Università di Udine), Alessia Vignoli (Università di Varsavia)

International Advisory Board
Trinidad Barrera (Università di Sevilla), † Giuseppe Bellini (Università di Milano), Michele Bottalico (Università di Salerno), Francesca Cadel (Università di Calgary. Alberta, Canada), Antonella Cancellier (Università di Padova), Adriana Crolla (Università del Litoral, Argentina), Domenico Antonio Cusato (Università di Catania), Águeda Chávez García (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras), Biagio D'Angelo (Universidade de Brasília, Brasile), Anna Pia De Luca (Università di Udine), Gilles Dupuis (Université de Montréal, Canada), Simone Francescato (Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia), Cristina Giorcelli (Università di Roma Tre), Rosa Maria Grillo (Università di Salerno), Rainier Grutman (Université d'Ottawa, Canada), Dante Liano (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano), Renata Londero (Università di Udine), Roberta Maierhofer (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz), Adriana Mancini (Università di Buenos Aires, Argentina), Andrea Mariani (Università "Gabriele d' Annunzio” di Chieti e Pescara), Elisabeth Nardout-Lafarge (Université de Montréal), Rocío Oviedo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Emilia Perassi (Università di Milano),  Joseph Pivato (Athabasca University, Canada), Eduardo Ramos-Izquierdo (Università Parigi-Sorbona), Susanna Regazzoni (Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia), † Filippo Salvatore (Università Concordia, Canada), Manuel Simões (Portogallo), Sherry Simon (Università Concordia, Canada), Valeria Sperti (Università "Federico II", Napoli ), Monica Stellin (Università Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Canada) 

Web Managers
OJS: Rocío Luque (Università di Trieste)
OpenEdition: Amandine Bonesso (Università di Trieste)

International Exchange
Amandine Bonesso (Università di Trieste), Rocío Luque (Università di Trieste), Deborah Saidero (Università di Udine)

Executive and Editorial Board
CILM-Centro Internazionale Letterature Migranti Università degli Studi di Udine
Via Palladio 8, 33100 UDINE-ITALIA http://www.uniud.it/it/ricerca/progetti/cilm
info: oltreoceano.digr@uniud.it, silvanaserafin849@gmail.com


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«Oltreoceano» received La Letteratura delle Radici award dell'associazione from "Italiani in Italia ETS" association.


The Journal adopts Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement (based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors).


Current Issue

No. 22 (2024): Water and Migrations
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This issue examines the multiple meanings of water and its importance in literary texts. As a symbol of totality, where everything is possible, the ocean, in particular, links numerous aquatic mythologies which resort to mysterious dark seas and primordial waters as the world’s site of origin from the abyss of the night. The ocean thus has the ambivalent function to both separate and reunite, thanks to well-established routes that over time have intensified trade relations, territorial ambitions, scientific and technological discoveries, and general theories. Even the Atlantic Ocean has been traversed by numerous voyages, despite having long been considered as the terror of sailors, the External Sea, the Sea of Darkness, and the impassible Surrounding Ocean, before the revolutionary voyage of the three caravels in 1492. These voyages include those embarked on by many Italians who, from the second half of the nineteenth century onwards, set out in search of a new homeland filled with promises, but also with obstacles to overcome. The articles in French, English and Spanish investigate the multiple meanings of water across different continents and highlight conceptual similarities in spite of territorial specificities. Nor could it be otherwise, since water is both a source of perpetual change and an essential element of nature and humans, who have a conflictual, but at the same time gratifying, relationship with it.

Published: 2024-02-04

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