Although, admittedly, promoted in recent years from a backup-strategy position to a “must” of international research, comparative techniques unfortunately are still keeping an embarrassingly low profile both Europe- and worldwide. Since, in addition, final panel-debates held at the first edition of Inter Litteras et Terras (The International Conference on Comparative Literature, Contrastive Linguistics, Cross-Cultural and Translation Strategies, organized in September 2007 by Inter Litteras Research Centre affiliated to “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava) made it abundantly clear that the academic event referred to exposed but “the tip of a huge iceberg” , i.e. that the residue of topics left undiscussed in research areas as encompassing as the ones at issue is bound to be infinitely larger than the number of topics dealt with, the imperious need arose for a forum where ventilation of new concepts, of recently advanced theories and strategies in the field, as well as fruitful exchanges of ideas with fellow comparatists from all over the world could be carried out on a much more regular basis.
Acutely aware of the challenging task they are hereby taking on, the editors invite articles offering interesting suggestions for employment of new research tools and techniques, and revealing “untrodden paths”, in short, contributing original comparative research conducted on the major topics put forward for investigation by forthcoming issues.
Though the target readership of the present academic journal make up primarily researchers, academics and BA, MA or doctoral students with a, so to say, “comparative streak”, the series is intended to reach a wider audience including pre-university connoisseurs, particularly those pursuing advanced linguistic, literary or cultural studies.
It is the firm belief of the editorial board that Concordia Discors vs. Discordia Concors – Researches into Comparative Literature, Contrastive Linguistics, Cross-Cultural and Translation Strategies will open up new vistas, promote thought-provoking approaches and, above all, provide nimble minds with the rare opportunity to apply and assert themselves in the fascinating – if, alas, still underpopulated – province of comparative philology and humanities.
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