New Eurozine partner: Symbol (Kosovo)
The Albanian-language cultural journal Symbol has joined the Eurozine network. Established in 2013, the magazine is published in Prishtina and distributed throughout the capitals of Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania. The journal’s staff hails from all three countries.
Editor-in-chief Ag Apolloni, who is also an author, poet, playwright and literary critic, heads up the team, whose members include the renowned Albanian poet, writer, critic and professor of literature Agron Tufa.
Intended as a bridge between cultures and a forum where different artists articulate their visions, Symbol features writings on literature, theatre, film, music, media and the arts.
The journal’s first issue set the tone for subsequent issues, starting with the well-known theorist of postmodernism Linda Hutcheon responding to crucial questions of our time, and suggesting that postmodernism is coming to an end as the dawn of something new begins. Further articles on the hyperrealist painter Gottfried Helnwein, philosopher Michel Foucault and the poet Martin Camaj were complemented by stories, poems and a play.
Symbol’s webpages include free and complete access to all the journal’s issues, and every issue contains a selection of articles in both Albanian and English.