Transnational Literature

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Welcome to Transnational Literature, an open access, refereed international e-journal which was published twice a year by the Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia from 2008 to 2018.

Transnational Literature has a new home with TRACE at Bath Spa University, and they have now published their first issue, Volume 12(1). please visit Transnational Literature's new page.

We define Transnational Literature as writing or literature that crosses borders and moves beyond nations, recognising differences as well as points of connection between cultures. We accept both creative and scholarly articles on transnational themes. To view the full call, please visit TRACE’s projects page

Transnational Literature evolved from the e-journal Quodlibet: the Australian Journal of Trans-national Literature, and before that the print CRNLE Reviews Journal, published by the Centre for Research in the New Literatures in English.

CRNLE was founded in 1977 by Dr Syd Harrex and was based in the Department of English at Flinders University, South Australia. The Centre promoted research into the literatures of India, Africa, the Caribbean, Canada and Australia, and all parts of the world where literature in English has been written. The Centre had a world-wide list of associates and a long list of publications, and organised and supported a number of conferences involved in the scholarly investigation of the role of new literatures throughout the world.

Transnational Literature maintained a focus on new literatures in English, but expanded its portfolio to consider all literatures that deal with cross-cultural contact and interaction.Postgraduate and Honours students were encouraged to submit papers.

Click here for the list of members of the editorial team and the Advisory and Editorial Boards for Transnational Literature as at December 2018.

Transnational Literature is indexed in MLA Bibliography, Proquest, EBSCO and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

ISSN 1836-4845


Transnational Literature issue, Volume 12(1) is now available at Transnational Literature's new page


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Copyright Statement:

1. Upon accepting the Editor's offer to publish, the Author/s grant/s to Transnational Literature an irrevocable and non-exclusive right to publish, reproduce and communicate their Work in whatever form the Editorial Board deems fit, including the right to enter into agreements authorising third parties to do the same. View the Licence agreement here.

2. The Author/s retain/s copyright in their Work and may publish or authorise others to publish the entire work or any part thereof, provided always that due acknowledgement is made in any further publication that the Work was originally published in the Journal.

3. The Author/s warrant/s that they are the sole copyright owners of the Work and that it contains nothing that is defamatory or of such a nature to incur liability of any kind whatsoever, and the Author/s further agree/s to indemnify the Publisher and its employees and agents against any liability, loss or harm caused by actions arising from the publication of the Work.

4. The Publisher has the sole right to determine publication and may make editorial changes of a non-substantive nature to the work without consulting the Author/s.

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement:

1. The publishers and editors of Transnational Literature will take all reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.

2. In the event that the journal’s publisher or editors become aware of any allegation of research misconduct, the publisher or editor shall investigate the allegation and, if it is proven, take steps to publish corrections, clarifications or retractions, or withdraw the material as appropriate.

3. Any person having information about possible research misconduct with relation to the journal should advise the editor.