Call for Papers -- Open Issues -- Culture, Theory and Critique

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Call for Papers
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Digital Humanities, Humanities, Social Sciences



Culture, Theory and Critique invites original full-length article submissions for its upcoming open issues.


Culture, Theory and Critique is an international and interdisciplinary refereed journal for the transformation and development of critical theories in the humanities and social sciences. It aims to critique and reconstruct theories by interfacing them with one another and by relocating them in new sites and conjunctures. The journal's success depends on contributions from a variety of sources, so that debate between different perspectives can be stimulated. One of the aims of the journal is to break down theoretical hierarchies and latent intellectual hegemonies. To this end, every endeavour will be made to incorporate perspectives from diverse cultural, intellectual and geographical contexts. We therefore particularly encourage work which addresses and contextualises theories, texts (including cinema, media, fine arts, scientific treatises, etc.) and ethnographic material produced outside of North America and Western Europe. We also encourage submissions of original English translations or introductions / summaries of critical theory works originally published in other languages.


Culture, Theory and Critique also invites submissions to the journal’s Views section. Acknowledging the increasingly diverse ways in which theoretically-informed work in tune with its time is being crafted, and recognising that not all such work will be appropriate for the normal processes of double blind peer review, Culture, Theory and Critique is now accepting submissions of work to Views that does not conform to the normal original research article format. Submissions may include (but are not restricted to) interviews, field notes, long-form review essays. Submission length should normally be between 3,000-5,000 words. All such submissions must be clearly aligned with CTC’s aims and scope, and will be subject to review by the Editorial Board.  Please note that such submissions are NOT double-blind peer reviewed. Authors wishing to submit work of this kind for consideration should NOT upload their work into the journal’s submission portal. In the first instance, authors should contact the Editor-in-Chief (Greg Hainge, Editor-in-Chief, with details of their intended submission; only once in principle agreement to consider the piece for publication has been reached should manuscripts be sent directly to the Editor-in-Chief for review by the Editorial Board. 


Please visit our website ( for instructions and guidelines on how to submit an article.