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11/15/2010
When: 11/15/2010
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Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World is a peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal of Luso-Hispanic and U.S. Latina/o literary and cultural studies. It is published by the University of California. The Journal promotes the study of marginalized areas of Luso-Hispanic and U.S. Latina/o cultural production of any period and invites submissions of unpublished essays. It also welcomes relevant interdisciplinary work, interviews and book reviews, as they relate to "South-to-South” dynamics between formerly colonized peoples. Although the Journal is mostly devoted to non-canonical work, it will consider articles that rethink canonical texts from postcolonial and transmodern approaches. We encourage contributions from a variety of fields and disciplines, including literature, cultural studies, media studies and new media, visual arts, performance studies, music, religion, cultural anthropology, and history.

Transmodernity functions as an open-access forum for Hispanists, Lusophonists, and specialists in US Latina/o Studies in a global academic community where scholars are increasingly interrogating borders both within and outside Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the United States, and focusing on the multiple intersections and exchanges that flow across borders.

In order to facilitate the broadest possible cultural conversation, the journal will be available without cost to anyone with access to the Internet. It is sponsored by The University of California and UC Merced's School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, and is hosted on the eScholarship Repository, which is part of the eScholarship initiative of the California Digital Library.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit manuscripts electronically to http://publish.escholarship.org/cgi/submit.cgi?context=ssha/transmodernity . If you have any problem uploading your file, please contact: transmodernity@ucmerced.edu Submissions are accepted year-round on a rolling basis. However, in order to be guaranteed full consideration for the Spring issue, you must submit your article by November 15, 2010.

Manuscripts should range between 8,000-10,000 words, including notes and works cited, must follow the Modern Language Association Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, and include an abstract (not to exceed 250 words). Submission guidelines and the style guide for Transmodernity can be found by following the links in the navigation bar to the left: http://escholarship.org/uc/ssha_transmodernity

Proposals Invited for Special Forums
Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World invites proposals for Special Forums in upcoming issues. Each Special Forum will be a cluster of articles that speaks to a critical issue in transnational Hispanic, US Latina/o and/or Lusophone Studies. We are particularly interested in innovative scholarship that is presented by coalitions of scholars from around the globe and which interrogates the geographical, topical, and ideological parameters of Hispanic, Latina/o and Lusophone Studies.

The Editorial Board will consider Special Forum proposals on a rolling basis. Proposals should be submitted in a Word document to transmodernity@ucmerced.edu
Each Special Forum proposal should include: (1) a cover note that briefly explains the significance of the special focus and introduces the prospective guest editors (2) a draft of the call for papers for the Special Forum (300-word limit).
If the Special Forum proposal is accepted, the forum's guest editors will send out the call for papers, field all submission queries, and follow Transmodernity's procedures for a peer review process. Special Forums are housed within issues of Transmodernity, and guest editors are responsible only for the content of their forums.

Commitment to a Cultural Commons
Authors retain copyright for all content published in Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World. However, authors grant to the journal the right to make available such content, in any format, in perpetuity. Authors may reproduce, in other contexts, content to which they possess the copyright, although in any subsequent publications Transmodernity should be acknowledged as the original publisher.

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