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Representations of Happiness

Représentations du bonheur

Journal of Philology and intercultural communication Vol. V, no. 2 (July 2021)

« Revue de Philologie et de Communication interculturelle », vol. V, no. 2 (juillet 2021)

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Published on Monday, January 04, 2021 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

In times of pandemic and world-wide socio-economic crisis, we evoke Giorgio Boccacio’s Decameron and the example provided by his characters and invite contributors to conceive papers on the concept of happiness, its various representations as well as its dark counterpart, the unhappiness. We welcome submissions from different fields of expertise including literature, visual arts, cultural studies, gender and identity studies, philosophy, religion, anthropology, psychology, linguistics, among many others and propose topics.

Announcement

Argument

In times of pandemic and world-wide socio-economic crisis, we evoke Giorgio Boccacio’s Decameron and the example provided by his characters and invite contributors to conceive papers on the concept of happiness, its various representations as well as its dark counterpart, the unhappiness. We welcome submissions from different fields of expertise including literature, visual arts, cultural studies, gender and identity studies, philosophy, religion, anthropology, psychology, linguistics, among many others and propose topics such as:

  • Theoretical approaches of (un)happiness;
  • Types of Happiness;
  • The eternal quest for happiness;
  • Ways of achieving happiness;
  • Collective vs individual happiness;
  • Social happiness: Utopia vs Dystopia
  • Happiness in empires and colonies;
  • Mythological representations of happiness
  • God / Divinity and the expression of supreme happiness
  • Materialism / Consumerism / Social status and happiness;
  • Mass media and the projection of happiness
  • Human ages and the stages of happiness
  • Family and its old / new ways of expressing happiness
  • The connection between happiness, love and passion;
  • Passions and addictions as forms of happiness
  • Happiness and mental or physical sickness, disability
  • Finding happiness in extreme conditions: wartime and pandemic
  • Happiness in seclusion: extermination camps, prison, hospital, monastery

Please note that the above topics are not exclusive and all contributions on the proposed themeare warmly welcomed. Likewise, the journal section titled Miscellaneous may include papers that are not related to the present theme.

How to submit

Contributions should be sent by April 30th 2021 to:

  • Adela Catana: adela.catana@yahoo.com (English and Romanian)
  • Andreea Preda: andreea.preda@mta.ro (French and Romanian)

All papers are subject to peer review.

Guidelines for contributors

We invite our collaborators to submit original articles that have not been published elsewhere. It is the responsibility of authors to ensure the originality, authorship, accuracy, complete references, coherent organization and legible appearance of their works.

  • Languages: English, French, Romanian.
  • The page-limit for articles: no more than 12 pages, works cited included.
  • Paper setup: A4, 1,15 space between lines, 20 mm margins, justified;
  • Title of the article: Caps, Times New Roman 14 Bold, Centred, at 50 mm above the text;
  • Author’s name, scientific title and academic affiliation: Times New Roman 12 Bold, under the title, at 2 lines distance;
  • Abstract: Approximately 250 words in English, Times New Roman 11, italics, at two lines distance under the author’s name, in English;
  • Five Keywords under the abstract, in English (TNR 11);
  • Text of the article: at one line bellow the abstract, in English, French or Romanian, Times New Roman 12; justified
  • The Bibliography: 2 lines distance from the end of the paper;
  • No endnotes (footnotes only): font size 10, numbering: continuous; No Page Breaks in the document; All graphic elements set in line with the text.
  • Bibliographical statement/ Works Cited: single column format, Times New Roman 12, italics, under the bibliography, at 2 lines distance. Sources must be quoted according to the latest (7th) edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
  • Biodata: Times New Roman 12; justified
  • All papers will be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word 2007 format.

For more information, feel free to check our website https://jpic.mta.ro/

or email us: 

  • Adela CATANA: adela.catana@yahoo.com (English and Romanian)
  • Andreea PREDA: andreea.preda@mta.ro (French and Romanian)

Places

  • 39-49, bv. George Cosbuc
    Bucharest, Romania (050141)

Date(s)

  • Friday, April 30, 2021

Keywords

  • bonheur, littérature, linguistique, représentation

Contact(s)

  • Andreea Preda
    courriel : andreea [dot] preda [at] mta [dot] ro

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Andreea Preda
    courriel : andreea [dot] preda [at] mta [dot] ro

To cite this announcement

« Representations of Happiness », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, January 04, 2021, https://calenda.org/825651

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