INTER-TEXTUAL poses as a journal that celebrates exchange, creativity, and production, just like the weights for weighing gold of which it is a symbol. The weights for weighing gold which are among Africa’s economic and cultural heritage are also evocative of the dynamism characterizing Ivory Coast and her openness to the world. In reproducing these signs, the journal INTER-TEXTUAL means to give a representation of Africa, which is certainly weaker than other continents, but is well worth her weight in gold. On the one hand, the objective is to promote the inter-spatial ambitions of the journal, including the geographical university spaces, as well as the disciplinary spaces linked with science and research. On the other hand, like the weights for weighing gold, INTER-TEXTUAL is a journal with the preeminence of discourse, not the one of the master standing in front of his disciples, but rather the discourse of the scholar, the thinker, and the creator praising debates in all circumstances.
INTER-TEXTUAL is singular for establishing relations with texts in a global context where English has become the language that exemplifies that meeting and openness to the world. The adjective ‘textual’ does not mean any deep-rootedness in the Shakespeare’s language. Instead, ‘textual’ evokes the English language in terms of ambition to positively affect today’s world; it is also an ambition to traverse all borders through the texts thanks to the scientific nature of the articles that will be published. Moreover, as the saying goes, words fly away, writings remain. In other words, written texts are all the more important as they constitute the legacy of each contributor will leave for posterity in university institutions and the world as well.
INTER-TEXTUAL is an online journal that publishes academic papers in as various domains as literature, civilization, language science, and social sciences. The journal will make a point of seeking perfection, or quality. That is how the ambitions of the journal INTER-TEXTUAL can be disclosed.