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Literatures of Crimea and Crimea in literatures

Transponticae 3/2024 and 4/2024

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Published on Friday, May 17, 2024


We invite contributions exploring the literatures of Crimea and the literary images of that peninsula (or Crimea in literatures). 



The journal and book series publishes original research, reviews and sources related to literatures, cultures, communities and places along the Black Sea littoral and in its hinterlands; to transpontic and circumpontic contacts. Contributions in English and French from all fields of humanities are invited. Contemporaneity, ‘modernity’ and the ‘middle ages’ are in focus, due to the relative proliferation of studies on antiquity. 

We invite submissions that directly or indirectly contribute to, or critically debate the prospects and limitations of the conception and elaboration of the Black Sea as a Literary and Cultural Space. To this effect, we prioritise holistic papers over comparative studies, and comparative studies over case studies, though we consider and publish all. The explicit consideration by authors of the relevance of their work for the progress of Black Sea as a Literary and Cultural Space and its implications for defining and formulating future research agendas will further enhance their chances for acceptance. 

Submission guidelines

Eligible genres for the 'Crimean' issues are: 

  • 'micromonographs', or what in some East and Central European languages, e.g. Bulgarian, is called студия (studija), a scholarly analogue of повест (povest) or of 'long short story', normally 12,000 - 25,000 words long; 
  • research articles, 5,000 - 8,000 words; 
  • review articles, the same range; 
  • reviews, 500-1500 words; 
  • commented translations of primary sources (literature, folklore) from the vernaculars of the Black Sea region into either French or English; 
  • commented translations of previous research relevant to the issues topic and non-available in neither of the three languages of publication (English, French and German). 

Authors are asked to send their manuscripts in doc(s) file format to blackseaesplitsofia2020@gmail.com

Contributions are to be submitted by 1 June 2024 (preferably about Slavic literatures) and 15 July 2024 (preferably about non-Slavic ones) correspondingly. 

The authors are asked to append their manuscripts with summaries in both French and English. Summaries length should be from 1/12 to 1/10 from the text summarised (e.g., a 6,000-words' article should be summarised within 500 to 600 words). 

Publication is free of charge. 

Style and formatting issues are explained in the attached files. 


The text and the file will be monitored for traces of the author's personhood and such traces will be removed (authors are asked to refer to their own works in a third-person mode); afterwards the manuscript would be circulated among the editors for preliminary assessment; finally, it would be sent to two peers for doubly-blind reviews. Editors would take decision for/against publication either for revision basing on the reviews. 

Normally, the author would have his or her manuscript reviewed and the editorial decision (final or conditional) delivered in three to six months after the manuscript submission. A "revise and resubmit" hypothesis may consume extra three to six months. Publication would normally follow within nine months after a final decision for publication. 

The pattern applies to manuscripts of all genres.   


Co-editors of the first, predominantly 'Slavonic', issue will be Jordan Ljuckanov (Institute for Literature, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), and Tatjana Hofmann (independent scholar) ; of the second, 'non-Slavonic': Mikhail Kizilov and, in all likelihood, Eyüp Özveren.

In general, any of the general co-editors and of the editorial board members may co-edit the issue with Kizilov, which is dependent primarily on the scope of his or her competence. 


  • Saturday, June 01, 2024
  • Monday, July 15, 2024


  • Crimea, literature, representation, collocation


  • Tatjana Hofmann
    courriel : tatjana [dot] hofmann [at] uzh [dot] ch

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Iordan Liutskanov
    courriel : yljuckanov [at] gmail [dot] com


CC-BY-4.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International - CC BY 4.0 .

To cite this announcement

Iordan Liutskanov, « Literatures of Crimea and Crimea in literatures », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, May 17, 2024, https://doi.org/10.58079/11ojj

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