Literary Multilingualism Series

Brill’s new Literary Multilingualism series explores texts written in nonnative languages, in a mix of languages, and alternating languages. It examines a wide range of literary practices from around the globe broadly defined by multilingual and multicultural situations.

The phenomenon of literary multilingualism is as old as literature itself but has received more scholarly attention as migration and globalization have increased in recent years. As the first series devoted entirely to this emerging interdisciplinary field, it offers a forum for cutting-edge research across the humanities and social sciences.

We welcome contributions that examine multilingual authors, texts, readers, and contexts, as well as cultural phenomena (e.g., translation and reception) and societal issues (e.g., migration and language politics), as they relate to literary texts and multilingual processes in all historical periods. Moreover, its second intent is to connect these disciplines. In short, this means a greater and more diverse target audience beyond the traditional ones.

In this series, only double-anonymous peer-reviewed manuscripts will be published. The working language is English, but manuscripts in other major languages may be considered. Both collective volumes and monographs are welcome.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals or full manuscripts to Iulia Ivana ( or Masja Horn ( Please consult our Guidelines for a Book Proposal ( page.