Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 2021 Volume 21

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2021 Volume 21

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About Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies

The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies is a home for new interdisciplinary scholarship on the early modern world that roots its inquiries in current theoretical and political debates. JEMCS understands the "early modern" in its broadest possible scope, and welcomes studies on political theology, philosophy, economy (labor, slavery, class), aesthetic currents, and the intellectual and cultural world of the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Since its founding in 2000, JEMCS has served as a venue for theoretical approaches that have, in recent decades, reshaped early modern scholarship: queer and feminist theory, postcolonial theory, histories of race and empire, transnational studies, histories of globalization, and cultural materialism. JEMCS reflects these stimulating possibilities by providing a common venue for scholars in such diverse fields as anthropology, art history, economics, history, literary criticism, political science, and sociology. JEMCS challenges the boundaries that separate traditional scholarly disciplines while bringing those disciplines into dialogue with each other.


The editors invite essay submissions in all areas of cultural studies from the late-fifteenth through the early-nineteenth centuries. Manuscripts should not be under consideration elsewhere, and they should not identify the author except on an accompanying sheet that includes the title of the submission, the name of the author, and the author's regular-mail and e-mail addresses.

All manuscripts must include a 100-200 word abstract. JEMCS adheres to MLA format, and submissions should be prepared accordingly. Please send a digital copy of the essay, the abstract, and the author information to [email protected] in either .doc or .rtf format. Alternatively, we can still accept manuscripts in hard copy by mail, to the address below. If authors wish their work to be returned, it must be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope with correct postage. Manuscripts will be acknowledged by e-mail when they are received. All submissions will be evaluated anonymously by no fewer than one and no more than three readers. JEMCS seeks to reach a decision on submissions within approximately 90 days of receipt.

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Editors - JEMCS
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