Call for Papers 2024

Slavs, Germans, Jews: Migrations, borders, experiences edited by Roberta Ascarelli, Ramona Pellegrino, Laura Quercioli   Ideally relating to the volume of Ricerche Slavistiche “Strange connections. About the coexistence of languages and cultures in Central Europe” about to be published in 2023, this monographic issue is also dedicated to centuries-old coexistences. This time it is the Jewish component that acts as a pivot, and mediates between Slavic and Germanic elements. The research moves along several paths: from the purely linguistic one, Yiddish being the most obvious reflection of this cultural triangulation, to literature: starting, for example, from the memoirs of Salomon Maimon, a large part of which describe – in German – the situation in Poland at the time, or Falkensohn Beer’s autobiographical notes, to the figurative arts – again by way of example, expressionism arrived in the Slavic countries, and in particular in Poland, thanks to the action of Yiddish avant-garde groups. Historical or sociological and cultural proposals that highlight Slavic genealogies in the German-Jewish or Austrian-Jewish constellation will be considered, as well as stories of individual intellectuals or artists who, being active in the Slavic territories ruled by Austria or Prussia, opted for Slavic culture rather than for the dominant German-speaking one. Contributions on the Ukrainian cultural area will be particularly welcome. The period covered ranges from the beginnings of Haskalah (late 18th century) to the present day.   It is specified that: 1) the contributions must have a Slavic relevance, i.e. they must deal with a topic (an author, a work or a series of authors and works, or a cultural-historical, an artistic, and/or a literary phenomenon) in the Slavic field, of course with reference to the presence and relevance of the German-speaking, Yiddish, and in a broad sense Jewish components in the Slavic cultural-historical world, and 2) since "Ricerche slavistiche" is a linguistic, literary, and cultural journal, it hosts contributions of historiographical or sociological character and content when these are set out in a manner that is compatible with its nature (e.g. contributions in the field of sociology of literature). Proposals (no more than 1500 characters), accompanied by a short cv (approx. 600 characters), can be sent to,,, by 30 June 2023. Papers accepted for publication must be submitted by 31 December 2023. Each paper cannot exceed 45,000 characters, including spaces. The languages of publication are Italian and English. Authors who are not native-speakers shall obtain a good linguistic revision before submitting the manuscript.   The texts proposed for the monographic section must be written in Italian or English. The editorial staff also invites contributions to other sections of the journal: Studies and Researches, Portraits, Discussions and Reviews. The texts published in these sections can be written in Italian, English or any Slavic language. The proposals for non-monographic sections should be sent to or