Call for proposals: special focus guest editor, Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Literature (post-1900 cultural production in French/German/Spanish)

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Call for Papers
January 15, 2023
Subject Fields: 
French History / Studies, German History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies, Literature

Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature invites potential guest editors to submit proposals for our January 2025 special focus. Topic must center on post-1900 cultural production in French, German, and/or Spanish. Send a 2-page proposal narrative and CV to STTCL Editor, Dr. Laura Kanost, by 1/15/23. Questions are welcome.

Founded by Modern Languages faculty at Kansas State University in 1976, STTCL brings together perspectives on contemporary literature and media in French, German, and Spanish. The journal moved to an online, open-access format with support from KSU’s New Prairie Press in 2014, expanding our global readership and enabling hyperlinked and multimedia content. We encourage collaborative and interdisciplinary work. Recent special focus topics include: Centering Black Cultural Production in Translation; Migration Narratives in Europe; Bodies, Transnationalism, and Affect in Recent Hispanic Poetry; Literary Walks, Slow Travel, and Eco-Awareness in Contemporary Literature.

Expectations for guest editors: Write and help distribute a CFP (Spring 2023). Evaluate and select approx. 6-7 proposals (Summer 2023). Fall 2023: read papers once prior to peer review, giving feedback to the authors on content and organization. Spring 2024: read the papers once more following peer review and revision, giving feedback to authors as needed on content and organization. Fall 2024: write an introduction to the special focus. Issue published in January 2025.


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STTCL Editor, Dr. Laura Kanost,

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