Call for Journal Submissions: Postmedieval, Special Issue Proposals (published 2022 & 2023), deadline 15 May 2021

Postmedieval publishes theoretically driven scholarship on premodernity and its ongoing reverberations. Contributions are characterised by conceptual adventure, stylistic experiment, political urgency, or surprising encounter. The editors are committed to expanding the fields of knowledge and geography represented in the journal, by showcasing scholarship that reaches across disciplines, language traditions, locales, modes of inquiry, and levels of access. The aim is to facilitate collaborative, ethical, and experimental engagements with the medieval—with its archives and art, its thought and practices, its traces and its enduring possibilities. Contributions on sources beyond Western Europe are warmly encouraged.

Postmedieval is looking for guest editors to conceptualise, organise, and edit special issues focused on specific topics of the guest editors’ choosing. Responsibilities for an issue include soliciting contributions, liaising with authors and helping them develop and polish their work, writing an introduction, and overseeing the overall shape of the issue. One person may act as a guest editor, though it often works better with two or three in a team. There are no editorial costs involved, and the guest editors will have the support of the Editors-in-Chief, the Managing Editor, the Palgrave Springer production team, and members of the Editorial Board. Guest Editors will receive a physical copy of the published issue, and their introduction will be permanently free-to-view online. Contributors will receive access to a digital version of their article. Palgrave Springer does not generally make their content Open Access (outside of a fee of $2780 USD per article or some other prior institutional arrangement). Authors are permitted to self-archive an accepted manuscript version of their article (prior to copyediting and typesetting).

To submit a proposal for the 2022 and 2023 special issues, please complete and return a proposal form to by May 15, 2021.


Published by Lydia McCutcheon

Lydia McCutcheon graduated from the University of Kent with a First Class Honours in History in 2019. She also holds an MSt in Medieval Studies from the University of Oxford. Her dissertation on the twelfth-century miracle collections for St Thomas Becket and the stained-glass 'miracle windows' at Canterbury Cathedral explored the presentation of children and familial relationships in textual and visual narratives. Her research interests include the visual and material cultures of saints and sanctity, pilgrimage, and childhood and the family.

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