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Law Text Culture

Law Text Culture is a transcontinental, open access, 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.

For proposals and applications information about submitting to upcoming volumes see call for submissions.

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

ISSN: 1322-9060.

Current Volume: Volume 25 (2021) Performing theatrical jurisprudence


      I have been associated with Law Text Culture (LTC), as a member of the editorial board and for a while as Managing Editor, since the first volume appeared under the guidance and inspiration of the late Penny Pether in 1994. Since then LTC has carved out a distinctive place for itself in the Australian academic landscape, and on the global stage. It was second only to the Yale Journal of Law & Humanities to recognize the distinct interests and approach of the field known as law and the humanities. We have pioneered scholarly writing at the intersection of philosophy, theory, history, literature and culture. We have also pioneered the use of creative media such as photography, poetry and comics to address issues of law and justice. The journal has always been committed to the importance of the relationship between form and content; aesthetics, ethics, and politics.