ISSN 2940-5181

Shura Dogadaeva


Before you are the first and second issues of the new, independent scholarly journal The February Journal. The first is dedicated to silence as a form of micropolitical resistance; the second, to the phenomenon of sanctuary and its role in culture today.


This issue is dedicated to self-decolonizing practices exercised through the prism of autotheory. Employing different genres and stemming from different geographical, epistemological, and other contexts, the volume’s contributions variously analyze ways in which personal experience and positioning, indigenous knowledges, and doing away with formal rigidity as well as utilizing media other than writing (dance, sound, and others) are important for self-decolonization.