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Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural

Debbie Felton, Editor



Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural

Debbie Felton, Editor

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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 Amherst, US

Associate Editor
Thea Tomaini, University of Southern California, US

Book Review Editor
Jeffrey A. Tolbert, The Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, US

Editorial Board
Michelle Brock, Washington and Lee University, US
Nancy Caciola, University of California, San Diego, US
Guido Dall'Olio, University of Urbino, IT
Owen Davies, University of Hertforshire, GB
Sarah Ferber, University of Wollongong, AU
David Frankfurter, Boston University, US
David Gange, University of Birmingham, GB
Jeffrey J. Kripal, Rice University, US
Asa Mittman, Cal State University, Chico, US
Diane Purkiss, Keble College, Oxford, GB
Richard Raiswell, University of Prince Edward Island, CA
Kirsten Uszkalo, Port Coquitlam, CA

Founding Editors
Richard Raiswell, University of Prince Edward Island, CA
Kirsten Uszkalo, Port Coquitlam, CA

Preternature typically publishes articles within 12 months of acceptance.

To submit a manuscript to the editorial office, please visit and create an author profile. The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your article for submission to the editorial office.

Preternature, a rigorously peer-reviewed journal, welcomes submissions of original research in English from any academic discipline and theoretical approach relating to the role and significance of the preternatural. The journal publishes scholarly articles, notes, and reviews covering all time periods and cultures. Additionally, Preternature is pleased to consider original editions or translations of relevant texts from contemporary or ancient languages that have not yet appeared in scholarly edition or been made available in English.

Contributions should be roughly 8,000–12,000 words (with the possibility of longer submissions in exceptional cases), including all documentation and critical apparatus. If accepted for publication, manuscripts will be required to adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. Please review the complete Instructions for Authors before submitting your manuscript.

Publishers with books for review may contact the Book Review Editor, Jeffrey Tolbert at

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Web of Science Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index
European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
MLA International Bibliography

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