Journals, Modern Languages

MLO’s Digital Modern Languages section invites submissions: Early Career Reseachers welcome.

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The Digital Modern Languages section of Modern Languages Open is inviting proposals for articles to contribute to an open special issue. Open Access article processing charges will be covered by the section using funds graciously provided by King’s College London. Proposals should be broadly connected to research and teaching in Modern Languages which engages with digital culture, media and technologies.  Areas of potential but not exclusive interest include: digital cultural studies, digital archives and databases, digital/computational approaches to the study of language and text, digital ethnography, digital linguistics research (e.g. digital discourse analysis), and language teaching and digital technologies. 

The Editors particularly welcome contributions from Early Career Researchers. 

Themes that the Editors are interested in exploring in this issue include:

  • Digital multi/translingualism
  • Forms of digital creativity and cultural expression
  • Approaches to Digital Humanities beyond the anglophone world
  • Critical digital literacies and Modern Languages pedagogies
  • Co-production and collaborative digital research practices
  • Critical Digital Modern Languages research (e.g. decolonial, anti-racist, intersectional feminist and queer approaches)
  • Multilingual and parallel corpora
  • Translation and digital technologies
  • Minority/low-resource languages and digital media/technologies

While articles should have a primary focus on languages other than English, the issue seeks to include a range of distinct linguistic and cultural perspectives. Proposals should include an abstract (max 250 words) and a short bio (max 70 words). The selection process will be based both on the quality of the proposal, and on ensuring a range of approaches and linguistic/cultural contexts are represented across the Issue. Please submit your proposals here: 

Abstracts are invited for submission by 11 February 2022.

Accepted proposals will be confirmed by the end of March 2022, and the deadline for submitting full articles after acceptance is 31 July 2022. Final articles should be between 8,000 to 10,000 words.

This special collection will be edited by Orhan Elmaz, Saskia Huc-Hepher, Paul Spence and Naomi Wells and published on Modern Languages Open

Please contact Paul Spence at if you have any queries about your proposal. 

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