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  • Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies

Journal Information

  • ISSN: 1531-0485
  • eISSN: 1553-3786
  • Frequency: Quarterly


The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies is a home for new interdisciplinary scholarship on the early modern world that roots its inquiries in current theoretical and political debates. JEMCS understands the "early modern" in its broadest possible scope, and welcomes studies on political theology, philosophy, economy (labor, slavery, class), aesthetic currents, and the intellectual and cultural world of the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Since its founding in 2000, JEMCS has served as a venue for theoretical approaches that have, in recent decades, reshaped early modern scholarship: queer and feminist theory, postcolonial theory, histories of race and empire, transnational studies, histories of globalization, and cultural materialism. JEMCS reflects these stimulating possibilities by providing a common venue for scholars in such diverse fields as anthropology, art history, economics, history, literary criticism, political science, and sociology. JEMCS challenges the boundaries that separate traditional scholarly disciplines while bringing those disciplines into dialogue with each other.

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