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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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Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural

Debbie Felton, Editor

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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.

Debbie Felton, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States

Associate Editor
Thea Tomaini, University of Southern California, United States

Acquisitions Editor
Savannah Bishop, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey

Book Review Editor
Michelle Brock, Washington and Lee University

Editorial Board
Nancy Caciola, University of California, San Diego, United States
Guido Dall'Olio, University of Urbino, Italy
Owen Davies, University of Hertforshire, 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, Cal State University, Chico, United States
Diane Purkiss, Keble College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Richard Raiswell, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Kirsten Uszkalo, Port Coquitlam, Canada
Laura Zientek, Reed College, United States

Founding Editor
Kirsten Uszkalo, Port Coquitlam, Canada

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, 16th edition (style 1, employing footnotes). Please review the complete Instructions for Authors before submitting your manuscript.

Books for review may be sent to the Book Review Editor:

Michelle D. Brock

Washington and Lee University

Department of History

204 W. Washington Street

Lexington, VA 24450

Institutional Print & Online - $244.00

Institutional Print or Online - $172.00

Institutional Single Issue - $91.00

Individual Print & Online - $71.00

Individual Print or Online - $50.00

Individual Single Issue - $32.00

Outside US add Shipping & Handling - $21.00

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