About the Journal

Focus and Scope

TranscUlturAl aims to represent innovative interdisciplinary scholarship at the intersection of Translation Studies and Cultural Studies. As a metaphor translation is frequently being used to analyze shifts in cultural identity due to migratory movements and diasporic issues. At the same time practitioners often theorize their own experience and thus contribute to developing approaches that combine pragmatic and metaphorical views of translation to further understanding of the importance and the influence of cultural interaction in interlingual exchanges. TranscUlturAl seeks to contribute to this dialogue between cultures and languages by publishing essays, translations and creative pieces that explore interrelationships between translations and cultures, past and present, in global and local contexts. This includes work that ventures beyond dominant geolinguistic and geocultural spaces, in particular those officially defined as either monolingual or bilingual. The purpose of TranscUlturAl is twofold: to reconsider dominant cultural institutions in new and productive ways, and to explore unfrequented itineraries of translation involving “minor” languages. Through the publication of original articles and translations, reviews of books and other media, as well as conference announcements and thesis abstracts the journal makes available emergent research in Translation Studies and Cultural Studies.

Peer Review Process

Submitted articles will be evaluated by the editorial team before sent out for blind review by one scholar close to the area of research who will be asked for a general assessment, detailed comments and a recommendation regarding publication. Typically reviews are returned withing three weeks but may take longer if it becomes necessary to find another reviewer.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published once or twice a year

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access and in the spirit of a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies