Philological Encounters

Editor: Islam Dayeh
Philological Encounters is dedicated to the historical and philosophical critique of philology.

The journal welcomes global and comparative perspectives that integrate textual scholarship and the study of language from across the world. Alongside four issues a year, monographs and/ or collected volumes will occasionally be published as supplements to the journal in the book series Philological Encounters Monographs.

The journal is open to contributions in all fields studying the history of textual practices, hermeneutics and philology, philological controversies, and the intellectual and global history of writing, archiving, tradition-making and publishing. Neither confined to any discipline nor bound by any geographical or temporal limits, Philological Encounters takes as its point of departure the growing concern with the global significance of philology and the potential of historically conscious and politically critical philology to challenge exclusivist notions of the self and the canon. Philological Encounters welcomes innovative and critical contributions in the form of articles as well as review articles, usually of two or three related books, and preferably from different disciplines.

Philological Encounters is a publication of the research program Zukunftsphilologie ( Forum Transregionale Studien Berlin).

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Executive Editor
Islam Dayeh, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Managing Editor
Colinda Lindermann, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Editorial Assistant
Mathea Glaubitz, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Manuscript Editor
Samuel Wilder, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Editorial Board
Manan Ahmed, Department of History, Columbia University, New York, USA
Michael Allan, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA
Whitney Cox, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilization, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Adrien Delmas, Centre Jacques Berque, Les Instituts français de recherche à l’étranger (UMIFRE), Rabat, Morocco
John-Paul Ghobrial, Faculty of History, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Konrad Hirschler, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Ananya Jahanara Kabir, Department of English, King's College, London, UK
Shamil Jeppie, Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Rajeev Kinra, Department of History, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
Ahmad Khan, Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Joachim Kurtz, Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Sumit Mandal, School of Politics, History and International Relations, University of Nottingham Malaysia, Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia
Pascale Rabault-Feuerhahn, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France
Ronit Ricci, Department of Asian Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Umar Ryad, East Asian and Arabic Studies Research Unit, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Dana Sajdi, Department of History, Boston College, Boston, MA, USA
Walid Saleh, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Fabrizio Speziale, Department of History and Civilizations of Asia, EHESS, Paris, France
Pier Mattia Tommasino, Department of Italian, Columbia University, New York, USA

Advisory Board
Muzaffar Alam, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilization, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, Department of History, New York University, New York, USA
Daniel Boyarin, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
Sebastian Conrad, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Carlo Ginzburg, Classe di lettere e filosofia, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Anthony T. Grafton, Department of History, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
Beatrice Gründler, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Suzanne L. Marchand, Department of History, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Glenn Most, Classe di lettere e filosofia, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Angelika Neuwirth, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Maurice Olender, Department of History, EHESS, Paris, France
Francesca Orsini, Department of South Asia, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK
Sheldon Pollock, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University, New York, USA
Dhruv Raina, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Yasir Suleiman, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Sheldon Pollock, Columbia University "Philology is being reborn across the globe. But if it is to fully develop its new and dynamic identity—as a transhistorical and transregional, comparative and critical discipline—and thereby reclaim its central role in both the academy and public life, we must have a journal that fully embodies those aspirations. Philological Encounters is that journal, and world philologists welcome it with open arms."