call for papers – Preternature

April 8, 2010 at 5:37 am (Uncategorized)

Call for Papers

Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural, is currently accepting manuscripts and book review requests/suggestions. Preternature is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal housed at The Pennsylvania State University, and published in Oxford, England.

Formerly known as the Journal for the Academic Study of Magic, Preternature publishes original scholarship and texts in edition/translation on magics, miracle, the occult, spiritualism, demonology, monstrophy, and the “preternatural” in all its cultural, historical, anthropological, artistic, literary, and folkloric iterations. Submissions pertaining to any time period and to any geographic area are welcome, though the language of publication is English.

Contributions should be roughly 8,000-12,000 words, including all documentation and critical apparatus. If accepted for publication, manuscripts will be required to adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition (style 1, employing footnotes).

For more information, consult

Queries about submissions, queries concerning books to be reviewed, or requests to review individual titles may be made to the Editors:

Peter Dendle
Department of English
The Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto

Kirsten C. Uszkalo English and Digital Humanities
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Richard Raiswell
Department of History
University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Preternature is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses and the Department of Anthropology, College of the Liberal Arts, at The Pennsylvania State University.


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