Aims and Scope

Central European Cultures (CEC) is an open-access and print journal dedicated to advancing dialogue between researchers of cultural history and theory in Central Europe. It aims to publish new findings that address Central European literary and cultural history from the Middle Ages to the present, including its links to general literary and cultural theory. In particular, we welcome studies that are comparative, relevant both regionally and globally, and open up new perspectives on this part of Europe on an international level. Our ultimate goal is to accelerate information exchange within and outside the region, between researchers who are often separated from each other by linguistic and cultural barriers, and to provide a platform that is dedicated to a comparative, balanced and scholarly evaluation of Central European cultural phenomena. The journal is open to cross-cultural approaches not only thematically, but also chronologically: it examines the literary phenomena of the region from medieval times to the present. On the other hand, we intend to undertake extensive review activities to mediate the result of Central European research to the English-speaking public.

In addition to the studies and the review section, CEC will occasionally provide opportunities to publish thematic issues organized by a guest editor. Papers published in Central European Cultures are double-blind peer-reviewed by external experts. The journal is published twice a year under the auspices of Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Humanities in Budapest.