Call for Contributions

Call for Contributions

            We invite contributions on any aspect of representations of Emigration, Immigration, Migration, and Identity for the 2016 issue of the peer-reviewed biennial journal FOCUS: Papers in English Literary and Cultural Studies. In an age of fluid, flexible, continuously (re)constructed and situated identities, migration has played a key role in positioning individuals in new spaces and urging them to tell their old-new story. These narratives are often multi-layered, contesting the voices of native and migrant, empowered and powerless, voiced and voiceless, thus opening up multiple stories within one text. The volume welcomes contributions addressing, yet not limited to the following aspects of migration and identity: migration processes; travelling; global, national, regional mobility; cultural contact and contact zones, ethnic, national, and state borders and boundaries; cultural memory and identity. The potential breadth of the topics is considerable: we would like to attract scholars who are concerned with these issues in Anglophone cultural, historical, theatrical, or literary studies from medieval to postmodern.

An abstract of 200-300 words  should be sent to the issue editors by 10 September 2015. Authors will be informed about the acceptance of their offer within a short time after that. A hard and a soft copy of the contributions (4,000-8,000 words) should be sent to the issue editors by 10 February 2016. The papers are expected to conform to the latest New York MLA style with inside references keyed to the Works Cited section. The papers will be read by two referees to decide about their acceptance for publication.

Reviews of scholarly books related to Anglophone literary and cultural studies and published not earlier than 2013 are also welcome.


Issue Editors:

Monika Fodor (

Mária Kurdi (


University of Pécs

Faculty of Humanities

Department of English Literatures and Cultures

Institute of English

6, Ifjúság St, 7624 Pécs, Hungary

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