Opportunities/Sep 01, 2023

Postmedieval Co-Editors-in-Chief

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postmedieval seeks to recruit up to FOUR new Editors-in-Chief (EiCs) – two EiCs to begin three-year terms in January 2024; two to start in January 2025.

Note that the publisher, Palgrave Springer, does not substantially remunerate the position of EiC; payment is limited to a small annual stipend. The hours of work per week vary with publication-schedule but regularly range between 5 and 10 hours/week. Editors-in-Chief are aided by a part-time, salaried Managing Editor, responsible for many of the day-to-day operations of the journal. We ask that new editors plan to occupy the role for at least three years from their start date.

postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies is a quarterly academic journal that publishes theoretically driven scholarship on premodernity and its ongoing reverberations. Contributions are characterized by conceptual adventure, stylistic experiment, political urgency, or surprising encounter. Our aim is to facilitate collaborative, ethical, and experimental engagements with the medieval – with its archives and art, its thought and practices, its traces and its enduring possibilities. The current editors and editorial board are committed to expanding the fields of knowledge and geography represented in the journal, by showcasing scholarship that reaches across disciplines, language traditions, locales, modes of inquiry, and levels of access. 

The journal is seeking diverse editorial leadership, to help define what a theoretically minded premodern studies can be – across disciplines, language traditions, identity positions, locales, modes of inquiry, and levels of access. 

Applications are warmly invited from scholars in all fields of premodern studies, including but not limited to the disciplines of Art History, History, Languages and Literatures, Musicology, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theater and Performance Studies, and/or in subfields like Gender and Sexuality, Ecocriticism, Global Medieval Studies, and Medievalism. Early Modernists who are medievally inclined would be very welcome.