At last, sixteen months after my PhD viva, part of my critical essay is now published in LOGOS. Hurray!
According to Homi Bhabha, hybridity in the context of identity where two cultures or languages collide is a third space where new views and stances can emerge. I explored the concept of this third space by writing a novel in English, which is my second language, instead of in my mother tongue, Slovenian. I investigated the effects of language switch on my choice of subject matter, my writing process, and my perception of my work and myself as a writer and as a person. I examined language-related challenges of writing in my second language, the benefits of a new insight a second language offers, and how multilingualism leads to a more fluid identity and a change in perspective.
The publishing world right now is just one long wait so to at least have something published is really a joy. I have a short story forthcoming later this year but I don’t yet have any dates and details, and a bunch of outstanding submissions I’ve been waiting to hear about for ages. So let the waiting continue. 😉