Politics of Place is a peer-reviewed journal for postgraduates. It publishes exceptional research focusing on the relationship between culture and spatiality in works of literature, engaging particularly with issues of nationhood, community, class, marginality, and the self. The journal places specific emphasis on the complex interactions between physical environments and human activity.
In addition to its academic remit, Politics of Place is founded on the belief that current postgraduate research can make significant contributions to contemporary academic and political debates concerning the relationship between people and place. Given its intended function as a transitional space for researchers seeking to become professional academics, the journal values original research that presents considerations of hitherto marginalized texts and themes.
Politics of Place is supported by ECLIPSE (the Exeter Centre for Literatures of Identity, Place and Sustainability), which is based in the Department of English at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus – internationally recognized for its leading research in this field. The journal’s Editorial Board is drawn from institutions across the UK; the members of the board have extensive experience in publishing work in literatures of place, nature, and the environment.