About the Journal

Transgressive Culture (ISSN 2043-7102) is a new international journal to be published by Gylphi Limited. It concerns the limits – in all of their guises – and what lies beyond them. The journal aims include: (1) questioning the meaning and significance of transgressive culture; (2) understanding more deeply how this reflects on contemporary culture; and (3) offering an opportunity for transgressive culture to be more widely known through analysis of existing work and through generating new creative work. There are planned themed editions on addiction, sexual abuse, Hubert Selby Jr., Will Self, and J. G. Ballard.
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Editorial Team


Jason Lee (University of Derby)

Editorial Board

Feona Attwood (Sheffield Hallam University)
Charlie Blake (Liverpool Hope University)
Ken Gelder (University of Melbourne)
Paul Hegarty (University College Cork)
Mark Jancovich (UEA)
James Kincaid (University of Southern California)
Xavier Mendik (Brunel University)
Atte Oksanen (University of Tampere)
David Punter (University of Bristol)
(More to be confirmed ... )

Call for Submissions

The journal seeks to examine the boundaries of culture, both critically and creatively. Analysis of culture in all forms, including literature, art, film, media, and music, is welcome, with a focus primarily on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and the transnational. In terms of creative work, poetry, prose, screenwriting and writing for performance, non-fiction and, of course, work that transcends these boundaries is encouraged. Work needs to be informed by the ideas of key influential theorists of transgression, but this is not prescriptive. We encourage all writing that challenges norms and subverts expectations. Please send a 300-word outline of your work via email to Jason Lee (j.lee@derby.ac.uk).

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