Global Christianities and Global Literatures

deadline for submissions: 
March 1, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Christianity and Literature (Journa Special Issuel)
contact email: 

Religious practice has arguably declined in Euro-American contexts in late modernity, provoking intense debates about secularization, but Christian movements continue to grow in the Global South, giving rise to new modes of literary production. The cultural, social, and theological aspects of these religious and literary expressions throughout Latin and South America, Africa, and Asia complicate and challenge commonly held notions about the field of Christianity and literature, inviting a widened scope of scholarly engagement. 

The journal Christianity and Literature welcomes paper proposals for a special issue on Global Christianities and Global Literatures to be guest edited by Cynthia R. Wallace (St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan). We welcome studies across geographical and national borders, Christian traditions, historical periods, literary genres, and languages. 

Possible topics include

  • literature as a site of decolonization and/as religious enculturation
  • emerging literary devotional forms in a global context
  • Christian classics in global translation and performance
  • anthologies as a site of ecumenical communion
  • literary texts' interplay with postcolonial and other liberation theologies
  • interreligious, transnational, and cross-cultural encounters in literature and publishing
  • the literary intersections of race, gender, religion, and history
  • literatures of the Global South and the (post)secular
  • new approaches to postcolonial classics

We anticipate the following timeline: 

  • 1 March 2023: abstracts due
  • 15 May 2023: essay drafts due for accepted abstracts
  • May - June 2023: first round of edits
  • July 2023: anonymous peer review
  • Fall or winter 2023: publication of the special issue

 Please direct any questions, as well as abstract and paper submissions, to Cynthia Wallace (cwallace[at]