Transnational Literature aims to host international conversations by publishing scholarly articles, as well as hybrid and creative works.
We view national borders - and the transcendence of borders - as places where creativity can flourish and where new ways of thinking and expression can emerge. Some of these emergent ideas might be playful and optimistic; others might prompt uncomfortable, but important, conversations.
Academics may find that by crossing the border into the creative, their work finds a new audience. Creative writers might find that incorporating theory adds resonance to their own work. We invite researchers who engage in transnational ideas in any discipline to consider presenting their work to us in an innovative and creative way.
The transnational, in writing and literature, supports dialogue on the crucial work of post-colonial theory, asking us to consider all borders and power relations. We may even, as Editors, be required to reflect on our own positions of power, as selectors and reviewers of the work we share with readers.
We aim to publish work that is thought-provoking, challenging, uplifting or surprising. We hope that international, transnational, transcultural, diasporic, post-colonial and migrant writing of all kinds will take root here.
We publish two volumes a year. Our Summer volume (June/July) contains more hybrid and creative-critical pieces; our Winter volume (November) contains more writing on literature. Both volumes contain creative writing. You can view our current calls on this website.