Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies

Our mission is to publish, disseminate, and promote the most forward-looking, vanguard research in medieval and renaissance studies. We seek projects that are historically grounded and theoretically expansive, with the aim of fostering dialogues that reach into the present moment and point us to different, more inclusive, futures. We welcome manuscripts that analyze pre-modern history, literature, and/or culture through the lenses of ecocriticism, disability studies, critical race studies, women’s studies, postcolonial studies, new media studies, quantitative studies, performance studies, and more. Furthermore, we value manuscripts that explore these complex topics in a manner that is accessible so as to reach as wide an audience as possible, including but not limited to classroom use. We are committed to offering our titles at competitive prices with the belief that leading edge scholarship should be affordable.

Publishing Staff

  • Director and General Editor: Ayanna Thompson
  • Managing Editor: Roy Rukkila
  • Manager of Design and Production: Todd Halvorsen

Editorial Board

  • Suzanne Akbari, University of Toronto
  • Seeta Chaganti, University of California, Davis
  • Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Arizona State University
  • Carolyn Dinshaw, New York University
  • Gabriel Egan, De Montfort University
  • Jonathan Hsy, The George Washington University
  • Christopher Johnson, Arizona State University
  • Ryan Kashanipour, Northern Arizona University
  • Farah Karim-Cooper, Shakespeare's Globe
  • Kathleen Perry Long, Cornell University
  • Joyce MacDonald, University of Kentucky
  • Karen Raber, University of Mississippi
  • Phillip Usher, New York University

Submissions: Please note that at this time MRTS is not accepting new submissions. New submissions will be accepted beginning in Summer 2019, with work accepted at that time scheduled for publication beginning in 2023.