Synthesis: An Anglophone Journal of Comparative Literary Studies

University of Athens, Department of English Language and Literature Athens
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Synthesis is an Anglophone journal of comparative literary studies. It provides the forum for work that critically engages the reciprocity between literature, culture and politics. Located in a non-Anglophone European country, this peer-reviewed journal invests in the wide area of English Studies. It is a site where different positions and propositions can be affiliated in agonistic and interactive ways; thereby its name 'synthesis' that opens to the variants of synthesis and syntheses.

Synthesis is committed to a critical engagement with the literary, theoretical and cultural discourses that destabilize and question the hegemony of the metropolitan centers, whether political or discursive, and reveal what is represented as the minor and the peripheral as a site that engenders critical production.It encourages comparative and intercultural perspectives that address how metropolitan and Anglocentric politics permeate practices in English studies in non-metropolitan and, in particular, non-Anglophone places. Synthesis proposes the position that this is the case not only in postcolonial nations but also in Europe; while these local, non-metropolitan sites like Greece once were under the hegemony of Anglocentric traditions, they now generate new voices and mappings that critically engage hegemonic discourses.

With the firm belief that these contexts are sites of knowledge production, the editorial board of Synthesis solicits articles that challenge and reconfigure a variety of theoretical and literary discourses, and articulate new positions in both dissonance and harmony.

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