Litteraria Pragensia (journal)

Litteraria Pragensia: Studies in Literature and Culture is a peer-reviewed international academic journal listed in SCOPUS, EBSCO, the ERIH PLUS Database, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, and the Carhus Plus+ database. It is published twice a year and numbered continuously. From no. 57 (2019), it appears both in print form and online (Open Access).

Litteraria Pragensia welcomes proposals of thematic issues, including:

  • a title and a brief description of the theme(s) and scope of the issue
  • the names and bio-notes of the editor(s) and contributors with the tentative titles and abstracts of individual articles
  • an estimated range of the issue (typically 8 articles and editorial introduction; 45-60,000 words)

Reviews of academic books in the above areas are also welcome.

Individual articles outside thematic issues are published only provided that they are of exceptional importance and standard, and that the range of a given thematic issue allows it.


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, “The Variety of Historicisms”, was published in cooperation with scholars from the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) at Irvine and the University of California at Berkeley. A full list of topics discussed in the 30 years of the journal’s existence is available on the journal website.

Our distinguished contributors have included Neil Ascherson, Aleida Assmann, Susan Bassnett, Sacvan Bercovitch, Christoph Bode, Rui Carvalho Homem, Natalie Zemon Davis, Augusto de Campos, David Duff, S.E. Gontarski, Stephen Greenblatt, Nicholas Grene, Ton Hoenselaars, Steve McCaffery, Jerome McGann, Tom Nairn, Michael Neill, Marjorie Perloff, Murray Pittock, Marc Porée, Annie Proulx, Alain Vaillant, Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin, and Timothy Webb.

Martin Procházka (Chief Editor), Zdeněk Hrbata, Ondřej Pilný

Jan Čermák (Charles University, Prague), Milan Exner (Technical University, Liberec), 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), Clare Wallace (Charles University, Prague)

Ellen Berry (Emerita, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio), Christoph Bode (Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München), Arthur Bradley (University of Lancaster), Rui Carvalho Homem (University of Porto), Charles Crow (Emeritus, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio), Malcolm Kelsall (Emeritus, University of Wales, Cardiff), Mária Kurdi (Emerita, University of Pécs), Randolph Starn (Emeritus, University of California at Berkeley), Timothy Webb (Emeritus, University of Bristol)

Executive Editor Ondřej Pilný

Editorial Assistant Petra Johana Poncarová

Student Assistant Katrina Trompak

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