CFP: Crossovers-New Perspectives on Comp. Lit.

Deadline: January 2, 2022

The European Society of Comparative Literature/Société Européenne de Littérature Comparée is calling for monograph proposals for its new peer-reviewed book series Crossovers: New Perspectives on CompLit to be published by ibidem Press (Germany).

Aims and Scope

The series welcomes the submission of monograph manuscripts that fall within the broadly understood category of Comparative Literature, exploring the interdisciplinary and transnational relationships between literature, society, science, art and other media. Reflecting the mission of the society, the series treats Europe as its focal point, using its cultural archives, intellectual history, and the intersections of ideas and phenomena – naturally intertwined with non-European forms of artistic creation – as its field of exploration. We welcome new theoretical and methodological approaches to an open range of topics and diverse cultural dimensions, including the studies of under-examined literary representations, such as inter alia Eastern European cultures in their relation to the West. Both early-career and experienced scholars are invited to contribute to the series. The emphasis on European literature as the platform for finding a common rationale in various, differentiated areas of artistic creation showing the development of societal changes, makes the series both relevant and topical at a time of contemporary global crisis.

Who We Are

The European Society of Comparative Literature/Société Européenne de Littérature Comparée (ESCL/SELC) is an association that actively promotes Comparative Literature since its early days when it was founded as a network in 2001. Since 2017 it is a society registered in France, and it represents comparatists in all of Europe and even beyond. In 2021 the society launched its peer-reviewed journal CompLit. Journal of European Literature, Arts and Society, which is published by Classiques Garnier (France). ESCL/SELC aims to provide a European space for interdisciplinary dialogues about culture, literature and literary studies and to facilitate exchanges of ideas and information among scholars, promoting international collaborative research and teaching, generating relevant debates through publications and international conferences, enabling the circulation of students and staff, and generally supporting and internationalising the work of regional, national, cross-national associations of Comparative Literature. More detailed information about the activities of the Society can be found on the website:

What We Offer

The editorial team of this ESCL/SELC series and the experienced international publisher ibidem Press ( will guide you through the publication process of a high-quality peer-reviewed book (e-book and paper back print edition). ESCL/SELC and ibidem Press will promote your book in publishers’ catalogues, social media channels, and websites, among others. Ibidem Press offers its authors royalties and excellent distribution throughout the world. There are no fees involved in the publication of the book in our series except for the publisher’s contractual obligation to buy a minimum number of author copies. ESCL and ibidem Press will support your work’s distribution and visibility as best possible and advise you about potential licensing payments. Licensing payments in Germany are very generous and they are available to all authors, regardless of where they live, as long as their book has been acquired by German public libraries. You can learn more about the advantages of publishing with us in the “Information for authors”.

Languages and length of book manuscripts

The series will publish monograph manuscripts in English or French. The books are expected to comprise between 80,000 and 100,000 words. Volumes will include a 1‒2-page summary in English or French (depending on the language of the book). Before sending a proposal, please read the “Information for authors” on the website.

Submission deadline: 2 January 2022

Please submit your proposal according to the guidelines below to all three series editors by e-mail attachment (PDF):

Professor Emilia Dirocco

Dr. Elisa Kriza

Professor Beata Waligórska-Olejniczak

Information for authors:

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