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: Omid Azadibougar, Shiraz University and Esmaeil Haddadian-Moghaddam, University of Leuven.
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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.
The editorial board of the JWL has planned a set of special issues for the first three years, as the journal gets under way. Starting in late 2017, we will have open-call issues once or twice each year; we will begin accepting submissions for open-call issues in January 2016. In the meantime, several of our initial special issues are already fully planned out, while others will involve calls for papers, which will be posted on this site and in other venues as active work begins on forming those issues.