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Submissions to Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas must be original work not submitted simultaneously elsewhere. Translations of work previously published in other languages are not accepted. The journal does not reprint previously published work, though articles may include up to 30 percent of already published material, with proper reference. Occasionally, the journal prints translations of old materials (such as an essay published in Yiddish in 1918) if they are discussed in new original essays in the same issue of the journal.
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Informal pieces, including occasional obituary-type essays and guest-editors’ introductions to fora, are evaluated in-house (by several people) or with the help of one external reviewer. Book reviews are evaluated in-house only.
Leona Toker, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ruben Borg, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Galia Benziman, The Open University, Israel
Zoe Beenstock, Haifa University
Daniel Chertoff, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Noa Erez, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Nir Evron, Tel Aviv University
Chaya Fischer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
David Hadar, Freie Universität of Berlin
Yara Ibrahim, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hannah Landes, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Yael Shapira, Bar-Ilan University
Jonathan Stavsky, Tel Aviv University
David Stromberg, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Edward Waysband, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of Caen
Reuben Weiss, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jessie Zimble, Bar-Ilan University
Tali Banin, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Shuli Barzilai, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Murray Baumgarten, University of California, Santa Cruz
Ivan Callus, University of Malta
Ortwin de Graef, University of Leuven
Cora Diamond, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Amir Eshel, Stanford University
Regenia Gagnier, University of Exeter
Ruth Ginsburg, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jane Grayson, University College, London
Bernard Harrison, University of Sussex, University of Utah
Geoffrey Hartman, Yale University
D. Barton Johnson, University of California, Santa Barbara
John Jordan, University of California, Santa Cruz
Renate Lachmann, University of Konstanz
Zephyra Porat, Tel Aviv University
Christine Raguet, Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III)
Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Betty Rojtman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Alvin Rosenfeld, Indiana University, Bloomington
Tony Simoes da Silva, University of Wollongong, Australia
Pekka Tammi, University of Tampere, Finland
Roman Timenchik, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Lorraine Weir, University of British Columbia
Shira Wolosky, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Books for review should be sent to Partial Answers c/o Department of English, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91905, Israel.
Please send book review copies to the contact above. Review copies received by the Johns Hopkins University Press office will be discarded.
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