Text is a peer-reviewed, international online journal published by the Department of English at the University of Malta. As an interdisciplinary journal, Counter
Text publishes critical work by established scholars and postgraduates ranging across literary studies, critical theory, cultural studies, and beyond.Counter
Text encourages a diversity of critical outlooks, exploring modes of affinity with and disaffiliation from current and established thought. The journal brings together contributions that negotiate the inquiry into and identification with received or contested approaches in their respective fields. ‘Reading with-against’ is, therefore, a driving principle for Counter
Text, and guides the rationale shared by the different approaches and critical views presented in the journal.
Text invites submissions characterised by viewpoints that are shaped to varying extents by the awareness of reading at once in proximity and in opposition to their subject. In endorsing this dynamic, and through welcoming contributions by postgraduates as well as leading academics, Counter
Text seeks to further an upcoming community of critique while closely encountering the strategies and stakes of ‘reading with-against’.In preparation for its first issue in 2013, the journal is now welcoming papers for consideration. Papers should not exceed 6,000 words in length (including footnotes, references, title and author information) and should be submitted in Word format, along with an abstract of not more than 400 words and a 50-word biography.
Submissions, as well as requests for further information, should be sent by email. Contributors are advised to follow the journal’s submission guidelines and stylesheet. These will be available online shortly, but may meanwhile be obtained by sending an email to the same address.Counter
Text Steering Committee
5 December 2013