CfP: Freeside Europe Online Academic Journal, by 1 September 2021

Call for Papers

Freeside Europe Online Academic Journal 2021 Issue

“A Culture of Cliches”

Freeside Europe Online Academic Journal is an interdisciplinary journal that was first established in 2005. Since the beginning of 2009, the journal has been given a new profile with the aim of connecting the different fields of academic studies (literature, arts, media, intercultural communication, cultural studies, history, linguistics, applied linguistics, translation, and English language teaching) by providing each issue with one particular topic. Through these specific topics we intend to create a platform for discussion that will connect the different areas of the humanities in the form of articles, reviews, interviews or even comments. We hope that by inviting and featuring various perspectives on a current theme we will be able to investigate an issue at greater length and depth.

Freeside Europe welcomes quality work that focuses on research, development, and review.

Upcoming issue

We live in an age of cliches. Their presence can be felt on various levels of our culture, including politics. Famously, the former president of the United States, Donald Trump, relied on an overly simplistic rhetoric to win support, and many argue that Brexit could not have happened without the recourse to nationalistic cliches.

In a more general sense, cliches have been gaining significance at least since the advent of postmodernism. The blurring of the lines between high and low art called for a new, creative approach to the commonplace. But are we still engaging with cliches in this postmodern way, or has our attitude changed? What are the most important cliches in a particular field, in the first place? How can we distinguish them from, say, tropes?

Freeside Europe Online Academic Journal invites submissions that explore how cliches determine, influence, or affect our culture or certain aspects of our culture. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  •  Cliches and discoveries in literary criticism
  • Cliches and populism in contemporary and historical contexts
  • Subverting genre expectations in works of art (visual, media, film)
  • The relevance of cliches in linguistics
  • Reconsidering canonical translations of famous works
  • Cross-cultural stereotypes in literature, arts, linguistics, pragmatics, and business
  • What are cliches and what are not in international communication?

 All papers will be peer-reviewed and evaluated for their originality, language perspective, and correctness, relevance of topic and presentation quality.

 Articles must be 5000-7000 words and should not exceed 15 pages.

Reviews must be 1,500-2,500 words (4-6 pages).

Please send an abstract of 150-200 words by 1 September 2021 to  Submitted abstracts should be in English. Authors will be informed of the acceptance or rejection by 15 September 2021.

Abstracts should include the following:

·Title of contribution
·Author’s name and surname/s
·Institutional affiliation
·email address
·150-200 word abstract

Deadline for full-text article submission: Nov 3, 2021.

For guidelines please refer to the website:

Publication fee: no fee

Abstracts (150-200 words), articles and any enquiries should be sent to

We look forward to your submission!


Krisztina Kodó, Habil. PhD.