Textual Cultures

Textual Cultures: Texts, Context, Interpretation


From its origins in 1983 as the collected papers of a small but innovative group of specialists in the area of textual editing (TEXT: An Interdisciplinary Annual of Textual Studies), the Society for Textual Scholarship’s journal has led the way in opening the Anglo-American discussion in the emerging field of textual studies. Textual Cultures continues the tradition of TEXT but with an ever more inclusive and a multi-voiced approach not just to issues of textual editing and redefinitions of textuality, but to the notion of the diverse textual cultures in which these definitions and our approaches develop and evolve. The endeavor of Textual Cultures to investigate the meaning and implications of textuality is designed to widen our understanding of how new developments in fields like codicology, material philology, art history, musicology and cultural studies are redefining and integrating our notions of what constitutes a text in diverse cultural contexts.

Textual Cultures is published twice a year. Published in only online format since 2013, Textual Cultures invites essays from scholars around the world in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. All articles will appear also with abstracts in English. The submission process is fully electronic. Authors should type, “Submission to Textual Cultures” in the subject line and follow the instructions below:

Essays for consideration should be sent to the appropriate sectional editor.

Essays in English on North American, South American, British and Australian literatures and cultures should be sent by Microsoft Word email attachment to Marta Werner, Editor-in-Chief, at marta.werner@gmail.com or wernerm@dyc.edu.

Essays in languages other than English on European, South American, Asian and African literatures and cultures should be sent by Microsoft Word email attachment to Michelangelo Zaccarello, Editor and European Coordinator at michelangelo.zaccarello@unipi.it.

We strongly encourage everyone submitting work to the journal to also register as users at IU ScholarWorks (https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/textual).

Essays should follow the Chicago Manual of Style’s “B citational style” with abbreviated author, date, page references in parentheses coordinated with a list of works cited. Footnotes should be reserved for additional discussion. A style sheet can be accessed here:

Textual Cultures Style Sheet

Works for review should be sent to the appropriate sectional editor.

Works published in the North America, the United Kingdom and Australia should be sent to:

Marta Werner (marta.werner@gmail.com  / wernerm@dyc.edu)
Department of Humanities, SASE Building
D’Youville College
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201
Works for review published in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa should be sent to:

Michelangelo Zaccarello (michelangelo.zaccarello@unipi.it)
Dipartimento di Filologia, Letteratura e Linguistica
Università degli Studi di Pisa
Palazzo Venera, Via S. Maria 36
I-56126 Pisa






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