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Founded in 2008, Synthesis: An Anglophone Journal of Comparative Literary Studies is a refereed electronic journal that hosts scholarship in literature and culture in the wide area of English Studies. It is led by an editorial committee formed by faculty from the Department of Literature and Culture of the Faculty of English Studies, University of Athens, and run by international editorial and advisory boards. The launch of the journal was funded by PEDYAS, a project that the Faculty of English Studies ran as part of the Operational Programme for Education and Initial Vocational Training II, Measure 2.2 “Reform of Programmes of Study – Expansion of University Education.” PEDYAS was funded by both the European Union (European Social Fund) and national sources.

The journal provides an international forum for challenging and reviving ideas that shift the field of English Studies and transform its relations with literary and cultural studies. Synthesis supports innovative thinking and the production of  theoretical discourses which enhance our understanding of an international community and culture especially within the context of the relationship between the metropolitan centre and the periphery.

Each issue features a section of thematic essays, an extended interview with a scholar of international scope, and book reviews. The journal publishes two special issues per year. General submissions of high quality that  are appropriate to the aims of the journal are encouraged. Please address them to Maro Germanou, Editor, at margerma@enl.uoa.gr

Since 2011 Synthesis is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography List of Periodicals.