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GLITS-e: A Journal of Criticism 5: 2015-2016

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GLITS-e is an electronic journal of literary and cultural criticism produced in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London.

'Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway' is an oil painting by the 19th-century British painter Joseph Mallord William Turner. It depicts a train speeding across a bridge over the river Thames, on a rainy, foggy day. © Copyright The National Gallery, London 2017

GLITS-e aspires to publish the best work presented by postgraduate students and other speakers at the Goldsmiths Literature Seminar (GLITS), and an account of postgraduate conferences organised by the Department. The purpose of the journal, as a forum for new voices, is to make a significant contribution to scholarly and theoretical debate. In serving this end more widely, GLITS-e includes creative writing pieces by postgraduate students within the Department and a contribution from a member of staff in the ECL Department. The administration of GLITS-e, including peer-reviewing, is conducted chiefly by postgraduate research students, with some support from academic staff.

In this issue, a wide range of critical concerns is raised, including linguistics (a first for the journal), nineteenth-century literary fandoms, transgressive myths, and modern female epics. The creative pieces, too, explore themes that are far removed from each other. These contributions are testament to the wealth of ideas that characterises Goldsmiths.