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Published on Friday, March 02, 2018


This volume of essays, which will be published in the December 2018 issue of the webjournal E-rea, discusses a broad spectrum of writing by American women who engaged with modernity and national border-crossing in ways that deepen our understanding of modernist literary production of the early and middle years of the twentieth century.



The aim is to examine how women writers confronted the material, technological, and ideological acceleration of modernity both at home and abroad through a transnational perspective, i.e. by acts of transition across borders that are not only national and political, but also linguistic, cultural, racial, ethnic, or temporal. We invite work that discusses the range of their activities, such as journalism, criticism, war writing, press surveys and reviews, conference talks, translations, as well as poetry and fiction published in the periodical press.

We welcome contributions that cast fresh light on attitudes, genre, form, structure, and gender in literary writing of this period. Topics of interest can include but are not limited to the way American women writers’ experience of mobility played in the construction of national cultural identity and belonging while resisting facile opposition between “nationalist” and “internationalist” categories. One might also reflect on the importance of cross-cultural interactions in allowing women writers to participate in collective feeling and collective thinking. Contributions that address issues such as domesticity and their relation to transnationalism.

Submission guidelines

Articles should be 7,000-12,000 words, inclusive of notes.

All articles will be peer-reviewed.

Authors will conform to the webjournal’s Contributor Guidelines (http://journals.openedition.org/erea/2153)

Authors should submit full-length essays and a short bio to deborah.clarke@asu.edu and anne.reynes@univ-amu.fr

by May 15, 2018.

Editorial Committee

  • Sara Greaves
  • Marie Odile Hédon
  • Michael Hinchliffe (consultant)
  • Grégoire Lacaze (secrétaire de rédaction)
  • Laurence Lux-Sterritt
  • Sylvie Mathé (ancienne rédactrice en chef d’E-rea)
  • Jean-Christophe Murat
  • Anne Page (directrice de la revue)
  • Fanny Robles (responsable Recensions)
  • Sandrine Sorlin
  • Gilles Teulié
  • Sophie Vallas (responsable Grands Entretiens)
  • Nathalie Vanfasse (rédactrice en chef)

Tous les membres du Comité de rédaction appartiennent au Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherche sur le Monde Anglophone (LERMA, EA 853) http://lerma.univ-amu.fr, dont E-rea est la revue.


  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018


  • american, modernist, woman, writer, border-crossing, modernity, transnationalism, middlebrow


  • Anne Reynes-Delobel
    courriel : anne [dot] reynes [at] univ-amu [dot] fr
  • Deborah Clarke
    courriel : Deborah [dot] Clarke [at] asu [dot] edu

Information source

  • Anne Reynes-Delobel
    courriel : anne [dot] reynes [at] univ-amu [dot] fr


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« Transnationalism and Modern American Women Writers », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, March 02, 2018, https://calenda.org/435156

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