Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture, based at the University of Łódź, is an international and interdisciplinary journal, which seeks to engage in contemporary debates in the humanities by inviting contributions from literary and cultural studies intersecting with literary theory, gender studies, history, philosophy and religion.
Institute of English Studies, University of Łódź, ul. Pomorska 171/173, 90–236 Łódź, Poland, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Issue: Number 9 (2019) Roguery & (Sub)Versions
From the introduction: "This number of Text Matters features papers which explore the changing nature of roguery in literature and film. While the figure of the rogue has earned much literary attention in the past, its present moment is ambiguous, uneasy, even as we live in an age of flagrantly outrageous rogues, so overt that perhaps roguery as a study or a subject is outre because the world is a collection of rogues, and the behavior of rogues is now dramatically public rather than a matter of covert and shameful conduct. Despite this development, rogues still compel attention, curiosity and stories. Note the glut of documentaries, films and books on thieves and criminals, our fascination with those who refuse to follow the rules. And that continuing interest serves as a useful critical measurement and kinesics."
A Wild Roguery: Bruce Chatwin’s "The Songlines" Reconsidered
The Outlaw Machine, the Monstrous Outsider and Motorcycle Fetishists: Challenging Rebellion, Mobility and Masculinity in Kenneth Anger’s "Scorpio Rising" and Steven Spielberg’s "Duel"
Three Layers of Metaphors in Ross Macdonald’s "Black Money"
Liminal Space in J. G. Ballard’s "Concrete Island"
Don DeLillo’s "White Noise": A Virilian Perspective
Hossein Pirnajmuddin and Bahareh Bagherzadeh Samani
Poetry, Environment and the Possibility of Future. A Review of Sam Solnick’s "Poetry and the Anthropocene: Ecology, Biology and Technology in Contemporary British and Irish Poetry" (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017)
- Editor-in-Chief: Dorota Filipczak (University of Lodz)
- Guest editors:
- Aritha van Herk (University of Calgary)
- Vanja Polić (University of Zagreb)