Organization: Dalarna University
Narratives Crossing Borders: Transcultural Perspectives
The research group Literature, Identity and Transculturality, active at Dalarna University, Sweden, is welcoming abstracts for a proposed anthology of essays on the theme of narratives crossing borders. In an age when walls and borders are again constructed and enforced, when nationalism, xenophobia, and populism, in all its guises, are growing stronger in place after place, our aim is to create a volume that shows how such borders are always transgressed and put into question.
Proposed papers may approach this theme from any perspective, and may focus on narratives in any language and from any period, but please note that the language for the volume will be English. The contributions will receive thorough peer-review and will be published by an established academic publisher.
Topics might include (but are by no means exclusive to) the following:
Reader reception and interpretation across borders
Translation, re-translation, and circulation
The Other and the culturally unfamiliar
Migration, refugees, and liminality
Fictions of cosmopolitanism
Representations of cultural stereotypes
Walls, occupation and borderlands
Passage, movement, and crossings (geographic and social)
Transgressing class and gender
Upheavals and change
Travel writing and migrant writing
Abstracts (400-words), and in addition a short CV, should be submitted to <firstname.lastname@example.org> by 19 March 2017. If you do not hear from us within reasonable time after your submission, please check with us to confirm that we received your material.
The editorial group will make a selection among the submitted abstracts, taking into account their relevance and quality. These abstracts will be included as part of a book proposal, which will be sent to a relevant academic publisher. The deadline for submitting the finished essays, which should at least have a length of 10 000 characters, and not exceed 60 000 characters (including spaces), will be by the beginning of autumn 2017. The essays will receive only one round of peer review, after which the editing process will begin.
All submissions are expected to be original contributions and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Herbert Jonsson, Dalarna University, SE-791 88 Falun, Sweden, phone: +46 23 77 80 91, E-mail: email@example.com
Bo G. Jansson