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Theme: Between trauma and exile, nostalgia and return

Philological studies invite you to contribute from national, regional or world literature to a thematic issue of a journal dedicated to trauma, internal and external exile, longing for what is left, the inability to return. Emphasis is placed on exploring the term exile as the dominant theme of the modern age, the temporal, cultural and physical alienation of the individual in the postmodern world, the unstable and changing identity in exile, or the problems of memory and forgetfulness, trauma and nostalgia. space, social or spiritual removal, etc.

The existential trauma of being banished to the world, whether it is persecution of Paradise, birth, abandonment of the homeland, consequences of collective or individual violence, incompetence, apostasy, or non-belonging, is a theme that has followed literature since its very beginnings. Some of them are descriptions of military campaigns and destruction, longing for lost, better times, birthright, childhood, the aspiration to return home from abroad, the problem of a rootless personality, the objective or subjective position of a foreigner - topics that have shaped their literary form in Slavic. literatures have been obtained from the classical period until the end of the twentieth and the beginning of the twenty-first century.

The theme "Between trauma and exile, nostalgia and return" should stimulate exploration of the national and international past, as well as the present of Slavic languages, literatures and cultures. The purpose of the topic is to provide an analysis of this important and fascinating aspect of contemporary culture and to encourage a multifaceted exploration of the concepts of exile and abandonment - geographically, temporally, physically, conceptually.


20 March 2020


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 Informations

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