Submission Guidelines

Submissions are welcome in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese, in electronic format complemented by a hard copy. Articles should be in the range of 4000 - 5000 words, with references formatted according to the MLA style with footnotes. The essay must be preceded by a 200-word abstract in English. Please note that submissions which do not conform to the MLA style with footnotes will NOT be considered for publication.


Ordering Information

Subscription orders to Myris Trade Ltd., P.O. Box 2, V Štíhlách 1311, 142 01 Prague, Czech Republic, tel: +420-234035200, fax +420-234035207,, or directly to the editors. Annual subscription rate (2 issues) €87/$97, postage outside Europe €35.  

Individual issues may be purchased from the Faculty of Arts e-shop


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), Rui Carvalho Homem (University of Porto), Francis Claudon (Université Paris VII), Charles Crow (Emeritus, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio), 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

Editorial Assistant Petra Johana Poncarová




The editors of Litteraria Pragensia are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted should be published. The editors evaluate manuscripts solely for their intellectual content, without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnicity, or citizenship. The editors are committed to handling all submissions in a fair and timely manner. Manuscripts are treated as confidential and peer reviewers’ identities are protected.

Peer Reviewing Procedure

First stage: Articles are evaluated by the journal's Chief-Editor, at least one of the journal Editors and (if applicable) by the Guest Editor(s) of the issue (all issues focus on a specific theme or thematic area). If they fail to meet the academic standards of the journal or if they do not comply with the formal requirements specified in the Submission Guidelines, they are returned to authors either for resubmission or with a statement of reasons for rejection.

Second stage: Anonymized articles are evaluated by two peer-reviewers who are specialists in the field, are affiliated with an internationally recognized university or other research institution and are not members of the publishing institution or of the Editorial/Advisory Boards of the journal. In case of a significant discrepancy in the peer-reviewers' evaluation a third reviewer is invited. Evaluation results are anonymized and communicated to authors who are asked to make required changes. Submissions classified as unpublishable even after substantial rewriting are rejected.


Reviewers should do their best to improve the quality of articles by evaluating them carefully, objectively, and timely. It is their duty to inform the editors of any suspected plagiarism. Reviewers are asked to declare any potential conflicts of interest related to a particular article or author. Confidentiality should be respected during all stages of the review process.


By submitting an article, the authors declare that it is an original piece of work and that content quoted from other sources is cited appropriately to avoid plagiarism. Authors should declare any potential conflicts of interest. It is the authors’ duty to ensure that the submitted article is not being considered for another publication. Authors have the right to appeal editorial decisions.



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