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About Law Text Culture 

Law Text Culture is a transcontinental, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal which aims to produce fresh insights and knowledges about law and jurisprudence across three interconnected axes: 

  • Politics: engaging the relationship of force and resistance;
  • Aesthetics: eliciting the relationship of judgment and expression;
  • Ethics: exploring the relationship of self and other. 

Law Text Culture publishes an annual thematic special issue, curated by guest editors selected by the editorial board.  Each issue explores its theme across a range of genres, with scholarly essays and articles sitting alongside visual and literary engagements. In this way, Law Text Culture excites unique intersectional and interdisciplinary encounters with law in all its forms. Details on the editors and themes of previous editions of Law Text Culture can be found here.

For other information about the scholarly remit of the journal, please contact the Managing Editor.

Current Issue Volume 19 (2015)

Troubling Waters: Speaking (of) Forbidden (Legal) Subjects: Symposium in Honour of Penny Pether
Guest Editors: Joseph Pugliese and Jillian Kramer 

Forthcoming IssueVolume 20 (2016)

On Lives Lived With Law
Guest Editors: Ann Genovese, Shaun McVeigh and Peter Rush 

Next IssueVolume 21 (2017)

Proposals for the next issue due from potential Guest Editors 30 May 2016

Editorial Board

  • A/Prof Marett Leiboff, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Prof Massimo Leone, University of Torino, Italy
  • Prof Desmond Manderson, Australian National University, Australia
  • A/Prof Shaun McVeigh, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Dr Juliet Rogers, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Prof Nan Seuffert, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Dr Cassandra Sharp, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Prof Terry Threadgold, Cardiff University, Wales


Image: Carolyn McKay, Law Text Culture, Volume 14, 2010.

Last reviewed: 16 March, 2016