Call for Contributions to the Edited Collection, “Communicating Otherness” by Palgrave Macmillan (Springer Nature Group)

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Call for Contributions to the Edited Collection “Communicating Otherness”, by Palgrave Macmillan (Springer Nature Group)

A total of six-volume international series entitled Communicating Otherness will be published next year in the prestigious publisher Palgrave Macmillan (which is part of the Springer Nature Group). The series will be edited by Luísa Magalhães (from, CEFH – Catholic University, Portugal) and & Enrique Castelló-Mayo (from, Santiago de Compostela University, Spain) who will be the Editors-in-chief. The theme of this series is the development of the concept of Otherness within an interdisciplinary perspective that combines Communication Studies with disciplines across the Arts and Humanities, Philosophy, Sociology, and Cultural Studies. They aim at entangling this concept with the position of the Other. Hence, they propose interpreting the process of othering from within, switching the traditional perspectives related to the use of power (by the Self towards the Other). In so doing, they aim to investigate the realm of the Other (as transformed into an alternative Self, an object that the self can observe, study, reflect upon) from a multidisciplinary perspective.


Please check the call for contributions of the three first volumes, coordinated by Luísa Magalhães (CEFH-UCP):

Communicating Otherness, Vol.1 – Otherness in communication research

Editor: Luísa Magalhães – UCP ( )

Communicating Otherness, Vol.2 – Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures in literary and intercultural communication

Editorial board:

Cândido Oliveira Martins – UCP (; Carmen Ramos Villar – Univ. de Sheffield, England (; Michela Graziani – Univ. de Firenze, Italy (

Communicating Otherness, Vol.3 - The process of becoming Other: communicative endeavours in Humanities, Culture, and Philosophy

Editorial board: Andreas Gonçalves Lind, UCP, (, Ana Paula Pinto, UCP (, Dominique Lambert, UNamur (

Books/editors/topics coordinated by Enrique Castelló-Mayo (USC):

Otherness in virtual communication: technology, identity and interculturality, Vol.4

Editor: Enrique Castelló-Mayo (USC)

I. The construction of the virtual identity of the Homo digitalis

II. Audiovirtual languages for 21st century communication

III. Visualizing tangible and intangible cultural heritage

IV. The virtual challenge in training and learning

The Transit of Otherness in Artistic Communication, Vol.5

Editor: Laura Lojo Rodríguez (USC)

I. Otherness and Displacement in Visual Narratives

II. The Politics of Performance

III. Transmedia Storytelling and Border-Crossings

IV. Cinema and the Hegemonic Gaze

V. Technology, Artistic Production and Communication

European policies on otherness and accessibility, Vol.6

Editor: Antía María López-Gómez (USC)

I. Accessibility to audiovisual media services

II. Attention to disability and minority languages and cultures

III. Diversified consumption through streaming platforms

Submission Guidelines

Please send an abstract of no more than 350 words, along with a brief bibliography (3-5 sources) demonstrating the proposed chapter’s theoretical foundations, and a short biography (75 words) by February 1, 2023.



Notifications will be sent to all authors as soon as the review process terminates. Authors of approved abstracts will be asked to write chapters of up to 7,500 words, including references, which must be submitted by the final deadline of July 28, 2023.

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