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)

Daniela Ciani Forza (Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia), Alessandra Ferraro (Università di Udine), Antonella Riem (Università di Udine)

Editorial team
Amandine Bonesso (Università di Trieste), Fabio Libasci (Università di Udine), Rocío Luque (Università di Trieste), Nicola Paladin (Università "Gabriele d’Annunzio” di Chieti - Pescara), Deborah Saidero (Università di Udine)

International advisory board
Trinidad Barrera (Universidad de Sevilla), † Giuseppe Bellini (Università di Milano), Michele Bottalico (Università di Salerno), Antonella Cancellier (Università di Padova), Adriana Crolla (Universidad del Litoral, Argentina), Domenico Antonio Cusato (Università di Catania), Biagio D’Angelo (Universidade de Brasília, Brasil), 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), Roberta Maierhofer (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz), Adriana Mancini (Universidad de 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 (Université Paris-Sorbonne), Susanna Regazzoni (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia), Filippo Salvatore (Université Concordia, Canada), Manuel Simões (Portogallo), Sherry Simon (Université Concordia, Canada), Valeria Sperti (Università "Federico II", Napoli), Monica Stellin (Sir Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada)

Managing editor and coordinator of international exchange
Rocío Luque


Class A Journal for the ANVUR 10/I1-10/L1 areas


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Current Issue

No. 20 (2022): Colonial Memory and Fractures in the Cultural Representations of Contemporary Women Authors
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This special issue of the magazine focuses on women's literary and artistic productions that bear traces of colonial memory. The gaze extends to all continents touched by French colonization, America, Africa and Asia. The sea, once crossed by colonizers and slave traders and today by migrants, reveals itself to be a space that a very dense "world-frontier" pass through. The female writers, artists, and intellectuals of multiple origins whose works are analyzed here explore this frontier, using the French language. The first two sections "Regards féminins et photographie" and "Le discours colonial chez les écrivaines contemporaines" collect articles that examine the literary works of authors poised between two or more countries: Marie Cardinal, Assja Djebar, Colette Fellous, Marie NDiaye, Fatou Diome, Léonora Miano, Lisette Lombé and Anna Moï; the next section is dedicated to the contemporary dramaturgy of Maryse Condé, Gaël Octavia, Marie-Thérèse Picard and Alexandra Badea, as well as the cinema of Claire Denis; the two contributions in the last section present the engagées biographies of Gisèle Halimi and Elisa Chimenti, intellectuals who played an incisive role in Tunisia and Morocco. The studies collected in this issue cast an unprecedented look at a production still little explored globally and invite us to revisit in a new light the history of French and French-speaking culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in a perspective of close connection with the French colonial past.

Published: 2022-06-25

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