About This Journal

The launch of No. 6, "Gothic Matters," 2016. Photo by Marta Łącka.


  • Focus and Scope
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  • Reviewers (current issue)
  • Focus and Scope

    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. The journal focuses on textual realities, but contributions related to art, music, film and media studies addressing the text are also invited. Submissions in English should relate to the key issues delineated in calls for articles which will be placed on the website in advance. The journal also features reviews of recently published books, and interviews with writers and scholars eminent in the areas addressed in Text Matters. Responses to the articles are more than welcome so as to make the journal a forum of lively academic debate. Though Text Matters derives its identity from a particular region, central Poland in its geographic position between western and eastern Europe, its intercontinental advisory board of associate editors and internationally renowned scholars makes it possible to connect diverse interpretative perspectives stemming from culturally specific locations. The style sheet and other useful information can be found on our website.

    Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture is prepared by academics from the Institute of English Studies with considerable assistance from the Institute of Polish Studies and German Philology at the University of Łódź. The journal is printed by Łódź University Press with financial support from the Head of the Institute of English Studies. Contributions to Text Matters are peer-reviewed (double-blind review).

    Number of research and review articles which were published last year: 24

    By the decision of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Text Matters is included in the list of ranked scientific journals and is currently awarded 70 points. It is published once a year (in the fall).

    Text Matters publishes articles in the following disciplines: literary studies, cultural and religious studies, art studies.

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    Review Process

    Review process is arranged by double-blind system. Every text is subject to at least two reviews.

    Please use the following format when submitting blind reviews to Text Matters:


    Does the text connect with the topic of the issue?

    Please comment on the argument, approach, bibliography, language and style

    Would you recommend this text for publication?

    Additional remarks (if any)

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    Privacy Policy

    The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

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    Reviewers (current issue)

    Reviewers for Text Matters No. 9

    Dorota Babilas (University of Warsaw, Poland)

    Ewa Borkowska (University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland)

    Anna Branach-Kallas (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland)

    Stephen Butler (Ulster University, UK)

    Frank Christianson (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA)

    Ilona Dobosiewicz (Opole University, Poland)

    Tomasz Dobrogoszcz (University of Łódź, Poland)

    Justyna Fruzińska (University of Łódź, Poland)

    Nikica Gilić (University of Zagreb, Croatia)

    Małgorzata Grzegorzewska (University of Warsaw, Poland)

    David Jasper (University of Glasgow, UK)

    Paweł Jędrzejko (University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland)

    Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak (University of Wrocław, Poland)

    Tihana Klepač (University of Zagreb, Croatia)

    Agnieszka Łowczanin (University of Łódź, Poland)

    Jadwiga Maszewska (University of Łódź, Poland)

    Aleksandra Musiał (University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland)

    Jacek Mydla (University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland)

    Dominika Oramus (University of Warsaw, Poland)

    Marek Paryż (University of Warsaw, Poland)

    Steven L. Peck (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA)

    Iva Polak (University of Zagreb, Croatia)

    Julie Rak (University of Alberta, Canada)

    Candida Rifkind (University of Winnipeg, Canada)

    Agnieszka Rzepa (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)

    Katarzyna Sokołowska (UMCS, Lublin, Poland)

    Sue Sorensen (Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Canada)

    Klara Szmańko (Opole University, Poland)

    Jadwiga Uchman (PWSZ, Płock, Poland)

    Tomasz Wiśniewski (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

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