Alternation is an interdisciplinary academic peer-reviewed open access journal for policy makers, practitioners, and the research community, on the Arts and Humanities and related fields in Southern Africa. Each journal issue is thematic, and the product of an Alternation Research Group under the leadership of one or more of the members of the Alternation Editorial Committee. Alternation invites articles, and responses to articles of up to 10 000 words dealing with topics relevant to the contemporary scholarly significance of the academic comparative study of the Arts and Humanities. (Longer articles may also be considered for publication.) Book reviews between 1000-1200 words are also welcome.

Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Johannes A. Smit
Associate Editor: Prof. Nobuhle P. Hlongwa

Online ISSN: 2519-5476
Print ISSN: 1023-1757

No 23 (2018): Alternation Special Edition 23 (2018)-Open Issue #01

Following the opening of Alternation on the UKZN platform of the Online Journal Editing System (OJS), in late 2018, we have decided to both continue publishing theme-specific issues of Alternation, as well as open issues. Calls for papers for upcoming theme-specific issues will be published, on the Calls for Papers button, on our regular site, at, Starting with this issue of Alternation, we shall also publish open issues, and number them consecutively, as from this, the first issue, AlterNation Open Issue #01. As usual, we provide a brief overview of the abstracts of the papers in the issue.

Published: 2018-12-31

AlterNation Open Issue #01

Johannes A Smit, Nobuhle Ndimande-Hlongwa, Denzil Chetty, Beverly Vencatsamy


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