Deadline extended - Special issue of the Journal of the MMLA - Transatlantic Dialogues

deadline for submissions: 
December 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
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This special issue of the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association aims to interrogate how transatlantic encounters, itineraries, and movements have shaped literary and cultural expressions, influencing the formation of both individual and collective knowledge.  In particular, it aspires to foster a dialogue to address political, ethical, sexual, and aesthetic questions related to transatlantic interactions among people, practices, and ideas, expanding from traditional Eurocentric perspectives and canonized narratives to encompass a global perspective.  This dialogue becomes even more relevant in the present days, considering the political and cultural implications of such motilities.  Transatlantic travels have played a significant and even determining role in mobilizing subjects and groups and in generating intercultural collaboration and specialized knowledge.  While exposing tensions involving race, class, gender, and religion, the transatlantic experience also provides an opportunity to challenge traditional notions of belonging such as nation and nationality, fixed categories of identity, and accepted gender norms.  Of particular interest are the themes of authority, movement, and identity emerging from the transatlantic world from any time period, as well as topics related to the social and cultural resonance of mobilized subjects and groups.  Especially welcome are essays that offer new perspectives and sources that cross traditional disciplinary borders and theoretical divides.

Submissions are now due Jan. 20th, 2018 to guest editor Michelle Medeiros at, should follw MLA guidelines, should be between 7,000-10,000 words (including notes)

 We accept articles in French, Spanish, and German as well as English.