CFP: Special Issue “Arab Diaspora Literature Then and Now”

CFP: Special Issue “Arab Diaspora Literature Then and Now”

The journal /Humanities/ (ISSN 2076-0787) is currently running a Special Issue entitled “Arab Diaspora Literature Then and Now.”  Dr. Hanadi Al-Samman of the University of Virginia is serving as Guest Editor for this issue. The scope of the special issue is outlined below:

“Arab Diaspora literature underwent numerous transformations since its initial articulation as Mahjar literature of North and South American émigrés in late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The prolific literature currently produced in Europe, the Americas, and other parts of the world has expanded its longing for the homeland scope to articulate different modes of identity belonging and multifarious literary genres. We seek contributions that interrogate the ways in which contemporary Arab diaspora literature has stretched the concepts of utopia/dystopia, humanities/urban and geography studies, and gender and LGBTQ studies. Of particular interest are articles that examine the impact of war and the refugee crises on developing innovative literary, visual, digital, and cinematic texts that articulate personal and national traumas, question and redefine the positionality of Arab Diaspora literature within the context of ongoing geopolitical upheavals of the Arab world, the academia, and comparative and global studies at large.”

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The deadline for submission of articles is 30 December 2018. You may send your manuscript now or up until the deadline. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Editorial Office in advance (

/Humanities/ is fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies. Open access is supported by the authors and their institutes. Currently, no Article Processing Charges (APC) apply for well-prepared manuscripts.

For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website: