Monday, 2 July 2007
new issue of Transcript
Forbidding / Forbidden Words; Verbotene Worte; Mots défendus / Mots défendant
Transcript is pleased to announce the launch of a special double issue, guest-edited by the Bulgarian-German writer Tzveta Sofronieva, dedicated to the topic of forbidding and forbidden words. This issue not only looks at themes of linguistic memory and taboo – the cultural burden borne by certain words in certain languages – but also investigates the insights into language offered by bi- or multi-lingualism, states of being which increase awareness of what can and cannot be said. Featuring writing by Magda Cârneci, Angie Cruz, Georgi Gospodinov, Michal Hvorecky, Kafka, Odile Kennel, Georg Klein, Jerzy Lucosz, Alek Popov, Jean Portante, Rufo Quintavalle, Emily Raboteau, Sabine Scholl, Tzveta Sofronieva, Yoko Tawada and Ekaterina Yossifova.