University of Houston-Victoria




University West, Suite 206B
3007 N Ben Wilson, Victoria, Texas 77901
361-570-4339     Fax: 361-580-5501


Jeffrey R. Di Leo, Ph.D.

Keri Farnsworth
Managing Editor


symploke is an interdisciplinary critical theory journal. Its aim is to provide an arena for critical exchange between established and emerging voices in the field. It supports new and developing notions of comparative literature and theory, and is committed to interdisciplinary studies, intellectual pluralism, and open discussion. It is particularly interested in scholarship on the interrelations among philosophy, literature, culture criticism and intellectual history, though will consider articles on any aspect of the intermingling of discourses and disciplines.

symploke ( has been continuously published for twenty years. It is published in print by the University of Nebraska Press, and online by the John Hopkins University Press. Its contributors and advisory board include many of the most prominent figures in the field. It is internationally distributed and can be found in libraries across the world.

The journal takes its name from the Greek word symploke, which has among its various meanings interweaving, interlacing, connection and struggle. The journal's editors believe that continuing change in the humanities is contingent upon the interweaving, connection, and struggle between traditionally independent domains of discourse. One of symploke's broader goals is to contribute to the opening of alternative academic frontiers by providing a forum for scholars of varying disciplines to engage in the intermingling of ideas in innovative ways.