Journal of the Midwestern Modern Language Association: Spring 2026 Special Issue

Due Date: 12-15-2025

The Journal of the Midwestern Modern Language Association invites submissions for a spring 2026 special issue on Transnational Writings: Ethnic Ukrainian Authors in the Americas.

This special issue aims to spotlight the diverse and compelling works of contemporary authors of Ukrainian descent who have chosen the languages of the Americas as their literary medium, whether it be English, Spanish, or Portuguese. The authors addressed in this issue must have significantly contributed to contemporary literature, capturing various features of the Ukrainian migrant experience in the Americas. We believe this special issue will contribute significantly to the scholarly discourse on multicultural literature and provide a platform for the voices of authors of Ukrainian descent across the Americas to resonate with a broader audience.

The special issue welcomes scholarly articles, critical essays, and literary analyses that delve into the works of authors of Ukrainian descent in the Americas, with special emphasis encouraged on the following writers: Lisa Grekul, Myrna Kostash, Janice Kulyk Keefer, Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger, Katherine Marsh, Valya Dudycz Lupescu, Ksenia Rychtycka, Alexander J. Motyl, Daniel Hryhorczuk, Orest Stelmach, Zhanna Slor, Mark Wansa, and Askold Melnyczuk.

For more details and topic suggestions, please visit the journal’s website.

Please direct all questions to the MMLA at or to the guest editor of this special issue, Mariya Shymchyshyn.

Submission deadline: 15 December 2025