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Invitation to publication in two issues of the journal Philological Studies for 2024

The thematic issue of Philological Studies for 2024 will be dedicated to the relationship between trauma and narrative in Slavic literature. In recent decades, trauma studies and trauma theory have experienced a great rise in the field of literary studies: a modern analytical approach to literary texts is built based on the Freudian psychoanalytical concept of trauma, which often intersects with certain related thematic areas such as Holocaust literature, autofiction, and, more recently, ecocriticism. Therefore, we offer those interested the following possible guidelines and topics for work:

  • The nature of trauma in a literary work
  • Bibliotherapy and the Cathartic potential of Literary Treatment of trauma
  • Autofiction based on the motif of trauma (loss, illness, death)
  • Identity trauma (whether the identity is centered around gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion...)
  • Transmedial adaptations of literary traumas
  • Trauma and narratives in non-literary arts
  • Representations of trauma in literature created ante litteram
  • Trauma in war and post-war literature from the First World War to the present day
  • Trauma in Holocaust literature and concentration camp literature
  • Anthropocene trauma and ecocriticism

Papers should be submitted via editors’ e-mail or the journal’s online platform by April 10, 2024. All papers should be prepared according to the instructions for authors on the journal’s website.


10 April 2024


Articles in the journal are arranged in the following sections:

  1. Philosophic and Cultural Issues
  2. History and Philology
  3. Word in Historical and Cultural Context (Comparative Aspect)
  4. Literature in Intercultural Context
  5. Modern Society in Culture, Language, and Literature
  6. Study of Speech. Linguodidactics
  7. Reviews and Information

The author determines the section and type of publication to which his / her work belongs (expert paper, original scientific paper, prior publication, peer-reviewed paper).


Articles should be 8-16 pgs in A5 format (max. 40000 characters, not including the abstract and bibliography), Microsoft Word for Windows, Times New Roman font size 10, margins 2cm, line spacing 1.0.


Articles are accepted in English, Russian, Macedonian, Slovenian, Serbian or Croatian language.


The article title should be in bold capital letters, centrally adjusted.

Author Information

Information about the author should be placed after the title, adjusted to the right, in the following order: Name, Middle Name, Surname. Full name of the organisation ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID, if applicable), author email. Town, Country. Information should be given both in English and in the language of the article.


Keywords (8-10) should be comma separated and given in both English and the language of the article.


The abstract should contain 150–250 words, express the basic content of the article and be informative, seriously structured, coherent, and logical. The abstract indicates the aims, tasks, and methodology of the scientific work, as well as the results and conclusions. It should be given both in English and the language of the article. For a review, rather than an abstract, give a full bibliographical description of the peer-reviewed edition (in the original language) and it's variant in English, for example:

Special Mentions

References to sources of financial support, scholarships, expressions of gratitude to colleagues, etc. are listed in italics, after the abstract, and before the main text of the article.


Illustrations (graphs, charts, photos) should be in black and white, and resolution of 300 DPI. They should be sent with the accompanying text in the form of a separate file (in jpg or jpeg format), or in the text file of the article. If special symbols are used in the article, a pdf version of the paper is attached. The source of the illustrations should be mentioned. The copyright is the responsibility of the author.


Footnotes should give additional information. They are written in font size 8 and are listed in descending order. Footnotes provide information, archival material, and links to electronic publications of a non-scientific nature. It is not advisable to include links to scientific papers in footnotes. Shortcuts (for example, shortcuts used in text, archive shortcuts, etc.) are resolved in footnotes as used in the text. The full title of the archive is given in English in brackets. The titles of archival sources are not included in the literature list and are not repeated in the References.


Sources within the text should be put in brackets (author’s last name, year of edition: No. of page). Ex: (Bachelard, 1997: 56).