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Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural
  • Debbie Felton, Editor

  • Biannual Publication
  • ISSN 2161-2196
  • E-ISSN 2161-2188

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Preternature provides an interdisciplinary, inclusive forum for the study of topics that stand in the liminal space between the known world and the inexplicable. The journal embraces a broad and dynamic definition of the preternatural that encompasses the weird and uncanny—magic, witchcraft, spiritualism, occultism, esotericism, demonology, monstrophy, and more, recognizing that the areas of magic, religion, and science are fluid and that their intersections should continue to be explored, contextualized, and challenged.

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Debbie Felton, University of Massachusetts, United States

Founding Editor
Kirsten C. Uszkalo, University of Alberta, Canada

Book Review Editor
Richard Raiswell, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Editorial Board
Nancy Caciola, University of California, San Diego, United States
Guido Dall’Olio, University of Urbino, Italy
Owen Davies, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Sarah Ferber, University of Wollongong, Australia
David Frankfurter, Boston University, United States
David Gange, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jeffrey J. Kripal, Rice University, United States
Asa Mittman, California State University, Chico, United States
Éva Pócs, Janus Pannonius University, Hungary
Diane Purkiss, Keble College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Thea Tomaini, University of Southern California

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