About this Journal

Founded in 1983, Paragraph is a leading journal in modern critical theory. It publishes essays and review articles in English which explore critical theory in general and its application to literature, other arts and society. Regular special issues by guest editors highlight important themes and figures in modern critical theory.

Recent special issues include:

Bourdieu and the Literary Field
Queer Theory's Return to France
Revisiting André Bazin
Cixous, Derrida, Psychoanalysis
Reading Literature Cognitively
Francophone Communities Past and Present


Editors and Editorial Board

Editorial Committee

Lisa Downing, University of Birmingham
Ian James, University of Cambridge 
Ian Maclachlan, University of Oxford
Johanna Malt, King's College London
Annie Ring, University College London
Douglas Smith, University College Dublin
Michael Syrotinski, University of Glasgow 
Emma Wilson, University of Cambridge

Advisory Editors

Terence Cave 
Mairéad Hanrahan 
Nicholas Harrison 
Leslie Hill 
Marian Hobson 
Michael Holland
Diana Knight
Morag Shiach
Judith Still
Michael Worton

Individual issues are edited by members of the committee in turn, and by specially invited guest editors. Articles submitted are refereed by every member of the Editorial Committee and sent to outside referees where appropriate.


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Print ISSN: 0264-8334 Online ISSN: 1750-0176
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