Textual Cultures

From its origins in 1981, the Society for Textual Scholarship’s journal has led the way in opening discussions in the field of textual studies.

Textual Cultures: Texts, Contexts, Interpretation is devoted to textual scholarship in all language traditions. With an expansive definition of text and textuality to include a variety of disciplines and materials, the journal proposes as well an exchange between critics interested in textual interpretation and specialists devoted to the analysis and preparation of those texts as documents or artifacts, e.g., editors, bibliographers, archivists, and digital humanists. This exchange also includes practitioners in numerous emerging and traditional fields of study that explore the production, reproduction and reception of texts in their often multiple cultural contexts.

Textual Cultures continues the tradition of TEXT, the Society’s first journal (1984–2005), with an ever more inclusive and multi-voiced approach to issues of textual analysis, editorial practice and theory, (re)definitions of textuality, and the diverse textual cultures in which these matters and our approaches evolve. Textual Cultures thus serves as a forum for the investigation of textuality via new developments in fields like literature, history, codicology, material philology, art history, musicology, and cultural studies.

  • Textual Cultures is an open access journal published twice a year online by Indiana University ScholarWorks at https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/textual.
  • The journal invites essays from scholars around the world in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. All articles will appear with abstracts in English.
  • For more information, please see the journal’s dedicated website at www.textual-cultures.org.

Essays for consideration should be sent to the appropriate section 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.
  • 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.
  • Please note “Submission to Textual Cultures” in your subject line.

Books for review should be sent to Marta Werner, Editor-in-Chief, marta.werner@gmail.com. Please write for mailing address.

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

Essays and book reviews 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. The Textual Cultures Style Sheet is available at https://textualorg.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/t-cults-stylesheeteds-2018.docx.

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