Journal of World Literature
Editors-in-Chief: David Damrosch Harvard University, Theo D'haen University of Leuven, Jale Parla Istanbul Bilgi University and Zhang Longxi City University of Hong Kong.
Managing Editors: Esmaeil Haddadian-Moghaddam, University of Leuven and Satoru Hashimoto, University of Maryland.
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The introductions of the issues of the first two years are available Open Access to familairize yourself with JWL an its applied scope.
The Journal of World Literature (JWL) aspires to bring together scholars interested in developing the concept of World Literature, and to provide the most suitable environment for contributions from all the world’s literary traditions. It creates a forum for re-visiting global literary heritages, discovering valuable works that have been undeservedly ignored, and introducing aspects of the transnational global dissemination of literature, with translation as a focus. The journal welcomes submissions that can concurrently imagine any literary tradition, in any language, moving beyond national frames to simultaneously discuss and develop the cosmopolitan threads of a variety of literary traditions. It also welcomes contributions from scholars of different research backgrounds working collaboratively as well as from group research projects interested in showcasing their findings, in order to meet the challenge of a wider and deeper discussion of literature’s networks.
Open-call issues The editorial board of the JWL has planned a set of special issues for the first three years, as the journal gets under way. In 2016 we have also begun accepting submissions for open-call issues.