Aim and Scope

IRLS is an invaluable international peer-reviewed journal that covers the latest research in Literary Theory and its sub-topics mostly covered in the literature. We publish theoretical, empirical and experimental research that aims to make a contribution to our understanding of literary theory and its effects on readers. Topics covered by the journal include (but are not limited to) the following: Formalism, New Criticism, Semiotics, Structuralism, Marxism, Poststructuralism, Psychoanalysis, Gender studies, New Historicism, Ecocriticism, Animal Studies, Reception Theory, Comparative Literature, Narrative Theory, Drama Theory, Poetry Theory, and Biography and Autobiography. We welcome articles that investigate the relationship between literature and other areas of society, such as theatre, film, fiction etc. We also encourage interdisciplinary submissions that explore the connections between stylistics and such cognate subjects and disciplines as psychology, literary studies, narratology, and gender studies. IRLS is essential reading for academics, teachers and students working in Literary Theory and related areas of language and literary studies.


Authoritative articles


Refereed articles from international scholars ensure that readers are kept fully up to date with the best research worldwide.


Book Reviews


New publications in the field are surveyed and expert reviews of the most important works are included.