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 70 points. It is pub­lished once a year (in the fall). The jour­nal is cov­ered by the fol­low­ing ser­vices:

      • ARIANTA
      • Baidu Schol­ar
      • BazHum
      • CEJSH (The Cen­tral Euro­pean Jour­nal of Social Sci­ences and Human­i­ties)
      • Celdes
      • Clar­i­vate Ana­lyt­ics – Emerg­ing Sources Cita­tion Index
      • Clar­i­vate Ana­lyt­ics – Web of Sci­ence
      • CNKI Schol­ar (Chi­na Nation­al Knowl­edge Infra­struc­ture)
      • CNPIEC
      • DOAJ
      • EBSCO (rel­e­vant data­bas­es)
      • EBSCO Dis­cov­ery Ser­vice
      • Else­vi­er – SCOPUS
      • ERIH PLUS (Euro­pean Ref­er­ence Index for the Human­i­ties and Social Sci­ences)
      • Google Schol­ar
      • Index Coper­ni­cus
      • Inter­na­tion­al Philo­soph­i­cal Bib­li­og­ra­phy – Réper­toire bib­li­ographique de la philoso­phie
      • J‑Gate
      • Journal­TOCs
      • KESLI-NDSL (Kore­an Nation­al Dis­cov­ery for Sci­ence Lead­ers)
      • MIAR
      • MLA Inter­na­tion­al Bib­li­og­ra­phy
      • Nav­i­ga (Soft­we­co)
      • Phi­los­o­phy Doc­u­men­ta­tion Cen­ter – Phi­los­o­phy Research Index
      • PhilPa­pers
      • POL-index
      • Pri­mo Cen­tral (ExLib­ris)
      • Pro­Quest (rel­e­vant data­bas­es)
      • Publons
      • Read­Cube
      • Research­Gate
      • SCIma­go (SJR)
      • Sherpa/RoMEO
      • Sum­mon (Seri­als Solutions/ProQuest)
      • TDNet
      • Ulrich’s Peri­od­i­cals Directory/ulrichsweb
      • Wan­Fang Data
      • World­Cat (OCLC)
      • Dimen­sions
      • IBR (Inter­na­tion­al Bib­li­og­ra­phy of Reviews of Schol­ar­ly Lit­er­a­ture in the Human­i­ties and Social Sci­ences)
      • IBZ (Inter­na­tion­al Bib­li­og­ra­phy of Peri­od­i­cal Lit­er­a­ture in the Human­i­ties and Social Sci­ences)
      • MyScience­Work
      • QOAM (Qual­i­ty Open Access Mar­ket)
      • Seman­tic Schol­ar


Doro­ta Fil­ipczak (Uni­ver­si­ty of Łódź, Poland)


  Lau­rie Ander­son Sathe (St. Cather­ine Uni­ver­si­ty, St. Paul/Minneapolis, Min­neso­ta, USA)

Mieke Bal (Uni­ver­si­ty of Ams­ter­dam, The Nether­lands)

Liam Gearon (Uni­ver­si­ty of Oxford, UK)

Jerzy Jarniewicz (Uni­ver­si­ty of Łódź, Poland)

Ali­son Jasper (Uni­ver­si­ty of Stir­ling, UK)

Jan Jędrze­jew­s­ki (Uni­ver­si­ty of Ulster, UK)

Rod Meng­ham (Uni­ver­si­ty of Cam­bridge, UK)

Stephen Muecke (Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty, Ade­laide, Aus­tralia)

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

Agniesz­ka Sal­s­ka (Uni­ver­si­ty of Łódź, Poland)

Agniesz­ka Soltysik Mon­net (Uni­ver­si­ty of Lau­sanne, Switzer­land)

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

Andrzej Wich­er (Uni­ver­si­ty of Łódź, Poland)


Aga­ta Han­d­ley


Tomasz Fisi­ak


Karoli­na Goławska


Maciej Torz


Alex Ramon


Krzysztof Majer

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