Friday, November 19, 2010
>language >place blog carnival #1 (blueprint)
The key to this web project is its decentral structure: a blog carnival. All participating authors put up their text in their own blog, and then forwarded the link to the current host of the carnival – who then put together a central page that branches out into the web. The result is a colorful and diverse collection of themes and voices, a virtual journey through different aspects of language in different regions and continents in changing places.
Edition #1 includes 24 participating blogs from all over the world, and is hosted by BluePrintReview editor Dorothee Lang in virtual notes. The themes of this first edition range from "Crossing Borders" to "(M)other Tongues", from "Home, Abroad" to "The beauty of language" and from "City Storie" to "Identity and Language" - here the direct link to the edition: > language > place edition #1
Edition #2 of > language > place will be hosted by author and journalist Nicolette Wong in her blog Meditations in an Emergency. Submissions are now open for edition 2: guidelines.
>language >place is a blueprint project - the base of blueprint is BluePrintReview, an international literary online journal with theme issues. The currently issue is #25: "two²", upcoming in December is #26 "identity". Other blueprint projects include blueprintpress, the print side wing of BluePrintReview, the latest publication are 2 micro novels: "The Republic of Love" by Nora Nadjarian and "My Apartment" by Michael K. White.
> language > place edition #1
a web project