Burns’ review published in advance form

We’ve just published Dylan M. Burns’ review of Revelation, Literature, and Community in Late Antiquity, edited by Philippa Townsend and Moulie Vidas. The review can be found, in addition to our other reviews and article, in Volume 4 (2016).

Appointing Allan Johnson as Associate Editor

We are happy to welcome Dr. Allan Johnson from the University of Surrey on board as our new Associate Editor! Allan specialises in esoteric currents in modernist British literature and is currently director of the Magic, Language, and Society network at the University of Surrey. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and former Marjorie G. Wynne Fellow of British Literature at Yale University.

Associate Editor Wanted

Get involved with Correspondences!

We are looking for an Associate Editor to contribute to growing our journal’s scope, impact and long-term sustainability through web and media. The successful candidate will be an integral part of our small team of dedicated editors and will be encouraged to take up further editorial responsibilities over the course of their tenure.

Status: Part-time (volunteer)

Job Description:

The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for maintaining and developing the journal’s website and promoting its interests via social media. Over time, it is expected that the Associate Editor will have opportunity to perform other editorial tasks as well, including the acquisition of articles and reviews. It is expected that the successful applicant will have an important voice in the future direction of the journal.

This position offers excellent experience in an academic publishing environment, as well as opportunity for greater interaction with scholars working in research areas related to the study of esotericism. Both affiliated and independent researchers are encouraged to apply. In order to increase the social impact of our published research Correspondences does not charge fees to authors or readers. There is thus no financial remuneration available for this position.

Required qualifications:

  • Experience with third party web platforms (WordPress, etc)
  • Fluent in social media environment
  • Excellent communication skills; fluent in written/verbal English
  • Self-motivated and self-managed; ability to meet deadlines
  • Desire to contribute to group dynamic of editorial team
  • Familiarity with demands/criteria of academic publishing

Qualifications desired but not essential: 

  • Personal interest in the social objectives of open access publishing
  • Research experience in the field of Western esotericism
  • Web design or coding experience—html, etc
  • Fluent in additional language(s) (esp. German, French, Italian, Russian)
  • Experience in web or print publishing
  • Familiarity with OJS (Open Journal Systems) software


If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward a CV and short cover letter to info@correspondencesjournal.com. Please direct questions to the same address. Deadline 1 May 2016


All applicants will be notified of the results of their application.

Grant from ESSWE

Dear readers,

Via their Sponsorship Programme for Independent Scholarly Initiatives, the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE) has given Correspondences a generous grant to ensure web hosting and database subscription costs for the next three years. We heartily thank ESSWE for this support, which will grant Correspondences greater exposure and financial stability.


Jimmy Elwing and Aren Roukema
Editors, Correspondences


Volume 3 is released!

Dear readers,

We are delighted to inform you that volume 3 is finally released! You can find it here.


Jimmy Elwing and Aren Roukema
Editors, Correspondences

Submit now for 2015

We hope everyone’s been enjoying the third issue! New content will be appearing very soon under our new publication model, wherein new research and book reviews are published as soon as they’ve gone through the peer-review and revision process. (Articles will still be compiled into complete issues at the end of each calendar year.)

Have you considered joining in the correspondence yourself? We’re always interested in well-researched submissions (5,000-10,000 words) and also accept unsolicited reviews of academic work or re-releases of primary materials connected to the Western esoteric traditions. Thanks to our new publication model, the faster you submit articles to submissions@correspondencesjournal.com or book reviews to egil.asprem@correspondencesjournal.com, the faster your thoughts and research go live!

New server

We recently moved our webpage to a new server, which in the long run will make it easier to customise our page and make our articles more accessible in different databases and search engines. In the coming weeks you may experience problems with our webpage, and we apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause you. If you notice something that doesn’t belong or receive an error message when browsing our journal, please do not hesitate sending an e-mail to our webmaster at jimmy.elwing@correspondencesjournal.com. Thank you.

New pdf version of issue 2.2

A review had fallen out of the pdf version posted yesterday, so we uploaded a new one at 02:30 AM (CET). We apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused, and encourage you to download the new version at http://www.correspondencesjournal.com/issue-2-2/.

Issue 2.2 (2014) released

Dear readers,

We are delighted to inform you that issue 2, vol. 2 of Correspondences is now released. You can find it here. We hope that you will enjoy this third issue of our journal, and would also like to remind you of our Facebook page where we post regular updates on all things concerning the journal. Please feel free to share the journal to anyone who may be interested.


Jimmy Elwing and Aren Roukema
Editors, Correspondences


Dear readers,

Issue 2.1 (2014) of Correspondences is now available here. We hope that you will all enjoy reading this issue, and you are welcome to spread the news of the journal to anyone who might be interested.


Jimmy Elwing and Aren Roukema
Editors, Correspondences