The interaction of communities that make up the current European framework is a constant issue pending to be analysed in the field of Cultural Studies.

Human beings, characterized by their independence and individuality, are defined by means of differentiating from their neighbours, other close communities, groups or social strata. In essence, we are what “the other” is not.

However, the desire to define every aspect of culture is inherent to human nature and has not stopped our curiosity about other cultures, behaviours, no matter if they do or do not share our daily habits, philosophy, religious beliefs or the same aesthetic criteria.

This has allowed establishing a dialogue amongst diverse cultures and communities throughout the centuries. The current legislative and economic European community is only the result of a common archaeological, maritime, literary, historical, philosophical heritage, ultimately, forged even before the Roman conquests or the expansion of Greek philosophy around the continent.

Oceánide, is an academic journal which aims to highlight and analyse the cultural, economic, historical, political, and literary interaction amongst the communities that make up the old and new Europe. It is our main purpose to become an international forum for scholars who would like to eagerly compare, vertebrate and analyse in the field of Popular Culture, what has been considered exclusivity for journals in Comparative literature or Reception studies.

The journal Oceánide was founded in 2009 with the objective of consolidating Cultural Studies and Popular Culture in Spain. Since then, a large number of national and international scholars have joined this project supervised by the Spanish Society for the Study of Popular Culture SELICUP. After the consolidation of Cultural Studies in Spain with the conferences held in Seville, A Coruña, Cáceres, Palma de Mallorca and Toledo, and the Society’s publications during the last 14 years, Oceánide has become one of the most representative publications of our society, which is presently preparing and editing our seventh issue.

Call for Papers and Deadlines

The journal, which is published annually, welcomes proposals throughout the year, setting two deadlines for submissions: June 30th and December 30th, respectively. Proposals accepted for publication in a calendar year are not necessarily published in the present issue, as there is a lag between the articles accepted and published. This delay especially affects the articles submitted after June 30th every year.

The articles published in this journal can be downloaded and distributed electronically, providing both the author and the journals are correctly cited.

This academic platform is commissioned and edited by the Spanish Society for the Study of Popular Culture SELICUP, and sponsored by the Open Access Platform e-journals, the Ministry of Culture, Government of Spain. Our gratitude is hereby acknowledged to the institutions that make this project a reality.

25 January 2013

The editorial board.


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