PMLA Special Topic: Literature in the World

The PMLA Editorial Board invites essays on literature in a diverse and multilingual world. The special issue will seek to provide a critical reflection on the diversity of both dominant and less-taught languages and of their spheres of use, to engage with the vernacular and the indigenous as critical categories, and to consider conceptual or thematic structures that invite literary studies to move outside the rubrics of nation, state, and national language. The coordinator of the special topic is Simon Gikandi (Princeton Univ.). The deadline for submissions is 3 November 2014. For a complete description of the topic and for submission guidelines, please see the MLA Web site.


F. Abiola Irele

Excellent idea. I’d be happy to contribute to the volume.

Dele Layiwola

This is a welcome idea and a liberal concept. I’d willing to contribute to it.

Fatma Tarlaci

Great idea. I would be very interested in contributing.

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