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Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural
  • Debbie Felton, University of Massachusetts, United States

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

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“My copy of the first issue just arrived; I wanted to write immediately to say how very impressed I am.  It is beautiful physically and enticing intellectually, and I feel honoured to be named inside its cover.  Congratulations to all of those involved!” —Diane Purkiss, Keble College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Preternature is an interdisciplinary forum for the study of the preternatural as seen in magics, witchcraft, spiritualism, occultism, prophecy, monstrophy, demonology, and folklore. The journal embraces a broad and dynamic definition of the preternatural, since the very categories of magic, religion, and science are open and active registers that the journal strives to explore, contextualize, and challenge. For more information on Preternature, click here.

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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

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