Décalages, an online peer-reviewed journal focused on Louis Althusser, debuted last week, as the first Occidental College Scholar (OxyScholar) journal. This first issue is the result of months of hard work by Warren Montag, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Oxy, and an international editorial collective dedicated to the study of Althusser’s works.
According to the journal’s objective, Décalages aims to “establish a global community of those working on Althusser. Every essay submitted will be carefully peer-reviewed not with the aim of imposing a single interpretation of Althusser, but precisely to strengthen the diversity of views and encourage discussion and debate.”
Décalages is unique in its scope – the journal presents articles in French, Spanish, Italian, and English and its authors strive to make Althusser’s texts more accessible by translating and publishing them in different languages.
Louis Althusser wrote extensively about the theoretical and philosophical foundations of Marxism. Althusser has been influential to the fields of sociology, politics, economics, and literary criticism.
OxyScholar is a digital publishing platform at Occidental College, dedicated to providing open access to digital scholarly work. Built on the bepress Digital Commons electronic publishing platform, OxyScholar is sponsored by the Center for Digital Learning & Research and strives to “collect, preserve, and provide open-access to faculty research, selected student projects, and journals.”
OxyScholar’s homepage is located at http://scholar.oxy.edu/.
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