Litteraria Pragensia: Studies in Literature and Culture is a peer-reviewed international academic journal listed in the ERIH Database (European Reference Index for the Humanities) of the European Science Foundation and the MLA Directory of Periodicals.
The journal emerged from the discussions about the directions in comparative literature, cultural studies and critical theory after the fall of the Iron Curtain. An important predecessor was the Časopis pro moderní filologii (Journal for Modern Philology), a major publication venue of the Prague Structuralist School (Prague Linguistic Circle) in the 1920s and 1930s. The principal aim of the new journal has been to establish and develop links between the legacy of Prague Structuralism and current poststructuralist trends. The first issue on “The Variety of Historicisms,” was published in cooperation with the scholars from the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) at Irvine and the University of California at Berkeley. The variety of topics discussed since includes “The Utopias of the New World,” “Romanticism and Cultural History,” “Shakespeare and Modern Commercial Culture,” “Reading in Ruins,” “Shakespeare’s Illyrias,” “Contemporary Poetics,” “Boundaries and Contact Zones,” “American Gothic,” “Contemporary Aboriginal Literature in America,” “Towards an New Aesthetics,” “Samuel Beckett: Textual Genesis and Reception,” “Ghosts, Spirits and Spectres,” “Scotland in Europe,” “Constructing Cultural Identities” and “Urban Spaces in Literature.” Our internationally distinguished contributors include Stephen Greenblatt, Marjorie Perloff, Augusto de Campos, Steve McCaffery, Jerome McGann, Sacvan Bercovitch, Natalie Zemon Davis, Tom Nairn, Murray Pittock, Aleida Assmann, and Nicholas Grene.
At present, only thematic issues are published and projects favouring interdisciplinary approaches are preferred. The peer-reviewing is double blind and the reviewers are from other academic institutions than Charles University, mostly from abroad.
Martin Procházka (Chief Editor), Zdeněk Hrbata, Ondřej Pilný, Louis Armand
Jan Čermák (Charles University, Prague), Milan Exner (Technical University, Liberec), Stéphane Gailly (Université Paris XII), Anna Housková (Charles University, Prague), Andrew J. Mitchell (Emory University, Atlanta), Jiří Pelán (Charles University, Prague), Miroslav Petříček (Charles University, Prague), Sam Slote (Trinity College, Dublin), Jiří Stromšík (Charles University, Prague), Clare Wallace (Charles University, Prague)
Ellen Berry (Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio), Christoph Bode (Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München), Arthur Bradley (University of Lancaster), Francis Claudon (Université Paris VII), Charles Crow (Emeritus, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio), Werner Huber (Universität Wien), Malcolm Kelsall (University of Wales, Cardiff), Mária Kurdi (University of Pécs), Randolph Starn (Emeritus, University of California at Berkeley), Timothy Webb (University of Bristol)
Executive Editor Ondřej Pilný