‘Pólemos: Journal of Law, Literature and Culture’
In February 2019, Dean of Law and Head of the School of Law and Justice Professor William MacNeil, along with Associate Professor John Page, travelled to Berlin to meet with DeGruyter, the Berlin-based publisher of the journal ‘Pólemos’, to cement a collaboration with the University of Verona to sponsor this internationally known peer-refereed journal.
Professor MacNeil said “it is an exciting opportunity for the SLJ to position itself internationally as a leading centre for law, literature and humanities scholarship.”
“The journal ‘Pólemos: Journal of Law, Literature and Culture’ is now sponsored by the SLJ with co-Managing Editors, myself as Dean of Law and Head of School Professor, and Professor Daniela Carpi (English, UVerona),” Professor MacNeil said.
Pólemos’ appears twice per year, and is an internationally peer-refereed journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of law and culture, broadly construed, including (but not limited to), law and literature, law and film, law and performance, law and art, law and language, law and popular culture, legal and literary history, literary/cultural theory and critical jurisprudence.
It’s next volume, the first for 2021, will be themed ‘Juris Apocalypse Now! Law in End Times’ and will seek submissions around the 2019 LLHAA and LSAANZ conferences.
Legalities: The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Law and Society
Meanwhile, the SLJ is close to finalising a publishing contract with a major international publishing house to publish Legalities in late 2020, the official journal of the Law & Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, and the only dedicated socio-legal journal in the Antipodes.
Legalities will be the successor to the long-running Southern Cross University Law Review, first published in 1997, with its final Volume, #19, appearing in February 2019.