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  • CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - FALL 2022

    2022-02-22

    Iperstoria is currently accepting abstract submissions for the general sections of our Fall 2022 issue.

    The contributions should be in the field of American studies or English language studies.

    Abstracts of about 250 words (either in English or Italian) must be submitted by email to redazione.iperstoria@gmail.com by March 31, 2022. The essays will be due at the end of May 2022.

    We recommend adding a short bio note to your submission.

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  • Call for Abstracts - Spring 2022

    2021-10-07

    Iperstoria is currently accepting abstract submissions for the general sections of our Spring 2022 issue.

    The contributions should be in the field of American studies or English language studies.

    Abstracts of about 250 words (either in English or Italian) must be submitted by email to redazione.iperstoria@gmail.com by November 15th, 2021. The essays will be due at the end of January 2022.

    We recommend adding a short bio note to your submission.

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  • CALL FOR PAPERS SPRING 2022

    2021-09-19

    Iperstoria welcomes submissions for a new special issue to be published in Spring 2022.

    Editors 
    Sonia Di Loreto, University of Turin
    Andrea Carosso, University of Turin

    With this special issue, tentatively entitled “Coastlines, Oceans, Rivers of North America” we will probe how the land/water boundaries of North America are home to complex cultural dynamics, and can be seen as laboratories of cultural and social experimentation.

    We would like to expand on this idea, and address the historical formation of North-American coastal and waterway cultures as sites where encounter, exploration, exploitation, and experiment in integration have constantly been shaped by impending crisis and threats of environmental disaster. The shorelines and waterways of North America, inhabited by more than a half of that continent’s population and for many centuries a focal point in the continent’s historical, social and economic transformations, now find themselves at the forefront of the unfolding climate crises, that are both re-shaping geographies and re-inventing cultural practices.

    DEADLINE & HOW TO APPLY

    The publication date has been set for May/June 2022. With this date in view, we envisage the submission of 4,500-8,000 word articles by early January 2022. Articles submitted may be part of a larger work in progress to be published at a later date. We are unable to accommodate previously published work, though we are open to newly commissioned articles on any of the topics above.

    If you would like to submit a proposal, please send a 300 word abstract to sonia.diloreto@unito.it and andrea.carosso@unito.it NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 4, 2021.

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  • Iperstoria is now indexed in DOAJ

    2021-03-15

    Iperstoria is happy to announce that it has joined the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)'s community.

    As of today, all of our articles, essays, translations, and reviews are indexed in DOAJ, making it easier for scholars and researchers all over the world to access our contents. 

    Iperstoria is committed to disseminating free and accessible knowledge; we celebrate this inclusion in DOAJ as the first of many steps that will make our contributions as widely available as possible. 

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  • Call for Papers Fall 2021

    2021-01-20

    Tourism discourse in the 21st century: challenges and new directions

    Editors 
    Valeria Franceschi, University of Verona 
    Sharon Hartle, University of Verona 

     

    Tourism discourse, as developed across a wide variety of Internet sites, social media, and content sharing platforms, is populated by a range of linguistic and multimodal devices aimed at encouraging the engagement of users with the content provided. The increased ease of access to the Internet and subsequent growth of available resources goes hand in hand with the development of opportunities for providing the customers of the tourism industry with the essential information they may require. At the same time, promoting destinations is not the only role of digital tourism discourse. The expectations of customers and their experience can be managed by the interactive nature of the medium (Maci 2017). The Internet, in fact, can be said to have transformed the discourses of the tourism industry and the way in which relationships were traditionally created and maintained with its customers. In addition to traditional institutional and commercial material, social media and user-generated content (UGC) have indeed increasingly been taken into consideration as a data source in tourism studies, due to its potential influence on multiple aspects of tourism research, including destination marketing, electronic Word-of-Mouth (eWoM) and destination image (e.g. Pan et al. 2007; Wenger 2008). 

    International tourism, which has until recently been considered to be a key economic sector both locally and internationally, is currently undergoing a moment of crisis due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The global travel industry, in fact, in the year 2020 reduced its activities dramatically by more than 90% (Fernandes 2020), with negative consequences which are spilling over into other businesses that rely on tourism. This has come about largely as a result of movement restrictions imposed by governments globally, who have limited travel to an unprecedented extent. The effects have led to significant difficulties in the tourism field. From the viewpoint of research, however, the ongoing situation provides researchers with the opportunity to study the “resilience of the tourism industry” (Prayag 2020).

    The emergency situation, in fact, may be considered to be a catalyst for the development of new communication modes and aims, which provide fertile terrain for researchers who wish to investigate evolving phenomena in the language being used as a part of the wider fields of both the English of Tourism (EoT) and in the teaching of that specific language, English for Tourism (EfT). The discourse of tourism has and is indeed changing due to the serious consequences of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. For this reason, a particular focus on such changes may lead to fruitful new avenues of inquiry for researchers.

    We welcome contributions in English or Italian that consider a wide range of texts, contexts, theoretical and methodological research approaches into tourism discourse, the English of Tourism (EoT) and the teaching of English for Tourism (EfT). Data sources may include, but are not limited to: institutional and commercial websites and social media accounts, user-generated content such as blogs, vlogs, wikis, reviews, search engines, reference materials. 

    Submissions related (but not limited to) the following topics are particularly welcome: 

    • User-generated content and electronic Word-of-Mouth (eWOM) 
    • Institutional and commercial tourism discourse online 
    • Changes to tourism discourse during the COVID-19 pandemic 
    • Implications for teaching English for Tourism (EfT) 
    • Research into the ESP field: English of Tourism 
    • EfT teaching practices and materials development 

    References 
    Fernandes, Nuno. “Economic Effects of Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19) on the World Economy.” IESE Business School Working Paper No. WP-1240-E, 2020. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3557504 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3557504 
    Maci, Stefania. “Meaning-making in web 2.0 tourism discourse.” Ways of Seeing, Ways of Being: Representing the Voices of Tourism, Edited by Maurizio Gotti, Stefania Maci e Michele Sala. Bern: Peter Lang, 2017. 130-153.

    Pan, Bing, Tanya MacLaurin, and John C. Crotts. “Travel Blogs and the Implications for Destination Marketing.” Journal of Travel Research 46 (2007): 35-45. 
    Prayag, Girish. “Time for a reset? Covd-19 and Tourism Resilience.” Tourism Review International 24.2-3 (2020): 179-184.
    Wenger, Anita. “Analysis of travel bloggers’ characteristics and their communication about Austria as a tourism destination.” Journal of Vacation Marketing 14.2 (2008): 169-176. 

    Instructions for prospective authors 
    Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the special issue editors regarding potential topics of interest or any questions/suggestions regarding the special issue. Abstracts (approx. 250 words) should be submitted directly to the editors via email (valeria.franceschi@univr.it,sharon.hartle@univr.it). The abstracts will be evaluated by the editors and notifications will be sent out shortly after.

    Submitted manuscripts must be original and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submissions should be made via the journal’s website following the submission procedure detailed at https://iperstoria.it/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions 

    Submissions will follow a process of double-blind peer review with independent referees.

    The final decision will be made according to the relevance to the special section, originality of research approaches, methodology soundness. All submitted manuscripts must be compliant with the Iperstoria author guidelines. 

    Important dates 
    March 15th 2021: abstract submission deadline 
    March 31st 2021: abstract acceptance notification 
    June 30th 2021: manuscript submission deadline 
    September 1st 2021: Reviewers’ reports in (target date) 
    October 1st, 2021: Revised manuscript submission deadline (estimated)
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  • CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - ISSUE 18

    2020-10-24

    Iperstoria is currently accepting abstract submissions for the general sections of our Fall 2021 issue.

    The contributions should be in the field of American studies or English language studies.

    Abstracts of about 250 words (either in English or Italian) must be submitted by email to redazione.iperstoria@gmail.com by March 30th, 2020. The essays will be due at the end of June 2021.

    We recomment adding a short bio note to your submission.

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  • Iperstoria is now Class A

    2020-04-08

    We are very happy to announce that on April 7, 2020 ANVUR (Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca), the Italian organisation in charge of the evaluation of academic journals, has given Iperstoria a Class A rating. 

    The rating applies from the Spring 2016 issue, number VII.

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