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Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts and Contemporary Worlds

Editors
Elizabeth Castelli, Barnard College
James Crossley, University of Sheffield

Review Editor: This journal does not have a book review section. It occasionally publishes review essays.

Postscripts is a fully refereed journal devoted to the academic study of scripture around the globe. The study of sacred texts has historically been a highly technical, specialized and elite practice, held in preserve by religious authorities and professional scholars. As important as this technical and specialized work is, it represents only a small proportion of the rich panoply of engagements with texts that are foundational in the lives of individuals and communities around the world -- texts that travel under the name of 'scripture' or 'sacred' text.

Postscripts takes seriously a broad array of historical and contemporary engagements with such texts and aims to open up the discussion of sacred texts by crossing traditional boundaries, bringing different disciplinary tools to the process of analysis, and opening up a sustained dialogue between and among scholars and others who are interested in religion, textuality, media and mediation and the contemporary world.

From 2011, Postscripts is the official journal of SCRIPT, the Society for Research on Iconic and Performative Texts. Regular membership in SCRIPT includes online access to current and backissues of the journal. To join Script, please click the Membership button at the top of this page.

Postscripts is in the process of catching up with the calendar, with volumes 7 (2011) and 8 (2012). Submissions for future issues--whether in the form of individual manuscripts or curated collections of essays--are very welcome. We also encourage alternative formats such as moderated forums on specific issues in the field, and although we do not publish book reviews, we welcome review essays that assess the state of scholarship in the field. The journal is now co-edited by Elizabeth Castelli (Barnard College, New York) and James Crossley (Sheffield University); potential authors are invited to contact one or both of the coeditors in advance of making a formal submission of an alternative format or curated collection of essays.

Publication and Frequency: April, August and November
ISSN: 1743-887X (print)
ISSN: 1743-8888 (online)

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