Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture, based at the University of Łódź, is an international and interdisciplinary journal, which seeks to engage in contemporary debates in the humanities by inviting contributions from literary and cultural studies intersecting with literary theory, gender studies, history, philosophy, and religion. The journal focuses on textual realities, but contributions related to art, music, film and media studies addressing the text are also invited. Submissions in English should relate to the key issues delineated in calls for articles which will be placed on the website in advance. The journal also features reviews of recently published books, and interviews with writers and scholars eminent in the areas addressed in Text Matters. Responses to the articles are more than welcome so as to make the journal a forum of lively academic debate. Though Text Matters derives its identity from a particular region, central Poland in its geographic position between western and eastern Europe, its intercontinental advisory board of associate editors and internationally renowned scholars makes it possible to connect diverse interpretative perspectives stemming from culturally specific locations. The style sheet and other useful information can be found on our website.

ISSN 2083-2931

eISSN 2084-574X

Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture is prepared by academics from the Institute of English Studies with considerable assistance from the Institute of Polish Studies and German Philology at the University of Łódź. The journal is printed by Łódź University Press with financial support from the Head of the Institute of English Studies. It is distributed electronically by Sciendo. Its digital version published by Sciendo is the version of record. Contributions to Text Matters are peer reviewed (double-blind review).

By the decision of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Text Matters is included in the list of ranked scientific journals and is currently awarded 12 points. It is published once a year (in the fall). The journal is covered by the following services:


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Dorota Filipczak (University of Łódź, Poland)



Mieke Bal (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Ira Bhaskar (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)

Radharani Chakravarty (University of Delhi, India)

Madelaine Hron (Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada)

Jerzy Jarniewicz (University of Łódź, Poland)

Alison Jasper (University of Stirling, UK)

Jan Jędrzejewski (University of Ulster, UK)

Jadwiga Maszewska (University of Łódź, Poland)

Rod Mengham (University of Cambridge, UK)

Stephen Muecke (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Rukmini Bhaya Nair (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India)

Agnieszka Salska (University of Łódź, Poland)

Jadwiga Uchman (University of Łódź, Poland)

Aritha van Herk (University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Andrzej Wicher (University of Łódź, Poland)




Agata Handley



Alex Ramon



Tomasz Fisiak



Karolina Goławska



Maciej Torz



Krzysztof Majer



Our address is: ul. Pomorska 171/173, 90-236 Łódź, Poland.