About this Journal

OLR devotes itself to outstanding writing in deconstruction, literary theory, psychoanalytic theory, political theory and related forms of exploratory thought. Founded in 1977 it remains responsive to new concerns and committed to patient, inventive reading as the wellspring of critical research. It has published work by many trailblazing thinkers and seeks to take forward the movement of deconstructive thought in the face of as many forms and institutions as possible.

The journal publishes both general issues and special issues, each of the latter featuring a provocative theme (e.g. ‘The Word of War’, ‘Telepathies,’ or ‘Disastrous Blanchot’). It invites relevant contributions across a wide range of intellectual disciplines on issues and writers belonging to or engaging the work of deconstructive thinking (such as Derrida, Heidegger, Blanchot, Levinas, Irigaray, and others).

Editors and Editorial Board


Managing Editors: Timothy Clark (University of Durham) & Nicholas Royle (University of Sussex)

Geoff Bennington (Emory University)
Peggy Kamuf (University of Southern California)
Michael Naas (De Paul University)

Book Reviews Editor

Ronald Mendoza-De Jesús (University of Southern California)

Advisory Board

Graham Allen (University College Cork)
Branka Arsić (Columbia University)
Derek Attridge (York University )
Homi Bhabha (Harvard University)
Rachel Bowlby (University College London)
Clare Connors (University of East Anglia)
Arne De Boever (California Institute of the Arts)
Thomas Dutoit (University of Lille III)
Maud Ellmann (University of Chicago)
Silvano Facioni (Univesità di Cosenza)
Matthias Fritsch (Concordia University)
Samir Haddad (Fordham University)
John Higgins (University of Cape Town)
Philippe Lynes (Durham University)
Elissa Marder (Emory University)
Anthony Mellors (Birmingham City University)
Laurent Milesi (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Timothy Morton (Rice University)
Jeffrey T. Nealon (The Pennsylvania State University)    
Eric Prenowitz (University of Leeds)    
Avital Ronell (New York University)
Caroline Rooney (University of Kent)
Marta Segarra (University of Barcelona)
Tanja Staehler (Sussex University)
Ashley Thompson (SOAS, University of London)
Francesco Vitale (University of Salerno)
Patricia Waugh (Durham University)
Samuel Weber (Northwestern University)
David Wills (Brown University)
Robert J. C. Young (New York University)



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Oxford Literary Review

Print ISSN: 0305-1498 Online ISSN: 1757-1634
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