Call for Papers – Analecta Hermeneutica Vol. XIII

Call for Papers │ Volume XIII (2021)
For Hermeneutics Yet to Come: Gadamer and Ricoeur’s Legacy to 21st-Century Thought

The International Institute for Hermeneutics (IIH) has existed under the imprimatur of Hans-Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur since 2002 and 2003 respectfully, as the torch of hermeneutic philosophy was passed from these two giants of 20th-century thought. Volume XIII of Analecta Hermeneutica, the official peer-reviewed journal of the IIH, celebrates this legacy by seeking contributions on the future of Gadamer’s and Ricoeur’s contributions to philosophy, theology, and comparative literature.

We invite submissions from new and emerging voices in the field that continue the work of hermeneutics in the style of Gadamer or Ricoeur. We are interested in innovative readings of their philosophy, extensions of their thought in new directions, and challenges posed to their work by the shifting landscape of philosophical thought today.

  • How can Gadamer and Ricoeur help us to understand our contemporary situation?
  • What relevance does their work have to current events and strains of thought?
  • Are there aspects of hermeneutical thought that are underappreciated or neglected today, and how might we rediscover these truths to enliven our inquiries?
  • Is there opportunity in developing areas of philosophical thought for encounters and dialogue with the work of Gadamer and Ricoeur?

The task of philosophy, if we are to change the world, remains intertwined with interpretation. It is necessary to establish an interpretation of the world if we are to change it and any change proceeds from an implicit interpretation. As such, we are particularly interested in the relationships between hermeneutics and ethics, pedagogy, politics, and aesthetics, especially aesthetics understood as concerned with techniques of meaning-making. Engagement with the works of Gadamer and Ricoeur on these perennial issues should direct readers to philosophies yet to come and invite us to reimagine and reinterpret the hermeneutic tradition as we foster encounters between hermeneutics and philosophies in the margins and beyond the canon as typically conceived.

Submission Deadline and Guidelines

Deadline: 15 January 2021

Send submissions to

Please use “Analecta Hermeneutica Submission” as the subject of the email.

Manuscripts should be anonymized for peer review, prepared in Microsoft Word using a 12-point common font, double-spaced, and between 6,000 and 9,000 words (inclusive of endnotes). Analecta Hermeneutica follows the Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.); all citations should appear as endnotes. Long or explanatory notes should be kept to a minimum and every effort should be made to include substantial comments in the main body of the manuscript.

Review Process

In keeping with the journal’s current practice, submissions will undergo rigorous peer review, including screening by the editors and review by at least two anonymous referees.

Book Reviews

We also seek book reviews of 1,000–1,500 words on topics of interest to the journal. Books appropriate for review should have been published within the last 3 years and be relevant to the philosophical scope and mission of the journal.

Requests for review copies may be addressed to Michelle Rebidoux:

Please use “Analecta Hermeneutica Reviews” as the subject of your email.


Inquiries about this volume of Analecta Hermeneutica should include “Analecta Hermeneutica Queries” as the subject of the email and can be directed to

Ramsey Eric Ramsey, Editor:

Donovan Irven, Associate Editor:

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