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Critical Language and Literary Studies

Series editors: Alastair Pennycook (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia), Brian Morgan (Glendon College/York University, Canada) and Ryuko Kubota (University of British Columbia)

Critical Language and Literacy Studies is an international series that encourages monographs directly addressing issues of power (its flows, inequities, distributions, trajectories) in a variety of language and literacy-related realms. We are particularly interested in studies of language and literacy that combine rich description within a strong analytical framework and an understanding of the uneven distribution of local and global resources. Our aim with this new series is twofold: 1) to cultivate scholarship that openly engages with social, political, and historical dimensions in language and literacy studies, and 2) to widen disciplinary horizons by encouraging new work on topics that have received little focus (see below for partial list of subject areas), and that use new theoretical frameworks. We welcome work from authors in parts of the world that are underrepresented in Western scholarship. Books may be single authored, multiple-authored or edited volumes. Proposals addressing some or any of the following topical sites are welcome:

- Literacies, pedagogies, identities, histories
  • - Language policies and practices; political discourses, grassroots movements
  • - Global, inter/transnational currents; transcultural flows and popular culture
  • - Diasporic, (im)migratory citizenship
  • - Local knowledges (“minority” voices, “vernacular and indigenous” literacies)
  • - Interdisciplinarity, hybridity, bodies, spaces; translations
  • - Standards, ‘standardizations’, language loyalties
  • - Media narratives (film, TV, print, advertising); new technologies
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Proposals should be submitted to Anna Roderick. Please click here to read notes about how to submit a book proposal.
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