Academic journal article Intertexts

Editorial Statement

Academic journal article Intertexts

Editorial Statement

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Intertexts, a journal of comparative literature and theoretical reflection, publishes articles that employ innovative approaches to explore relations between texts, whether literary, historical, theoretical, philosophical, or social. In particular, the editors are looking for work that engages issues on a sufficiently theoretical or comparative level to interest people in a variety of disciplines. Hybrid methodologies that combine elements from a range of disciplines are encouraged. Methodological reflection and argumentation are valued, but should be combined with detailed textual analysis. Intertexts is particularly interested in the use of theoretical perspectives to analyze texts other than those to which they are generally applied. In this way, we hope to provide not only new understandings of familiar texts, but also to use those texts to examine the virtues and limitations of contemporary literary theory. In this spirit, the editors encourage comparative works on all historical periods. One theme issue and one open issue are published annually.

Articles should be at least 25 manuscript pages long, double-spaced throughout, including endnotes and extended quotes, and should follow the latest edition of the MLA Handbook. …

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