Recognized for its innovative and cross-disciplinary approach, the journal has been awarded the Codex Award for 2015 by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) and Best New Journal 2012 by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). It also achieved Best New Journal in Humanities and Social Sciences at the 2011 PROSE Awards.
Reviews of postmedieval's inaugural issue, 'When did we become post/human?'
Larry Scanlon, The Medieval Review, 11.09.26
“I think it fair to say postmedieval has identified a significant lacuna in the field. Medieval Studies in general and Middle English literary studies in particular can definitely use another venue for theoretically informed, interdisciplinary, even anti-disciplinary scholarship.”
“In terms of what we might call quality and rigor in the traditional scholarly sense, this inaugural issue is truly very impressive. To the extent that the short essay format can bear comparison to other more traditional, long-form journals, I would say that even the toughest, most prestigious journals in the field would have been proud to bring out most of the pieces in this issue.”
Louise D’Arcens, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, Vol. 33 (2011), 349-53
“a new, strongly credentialized journal that aims not only to add to the store of knowledge but to reflect on the field’s critical directions, and to foster its participation in debates beyond its disciplinary borders.”
“Postmedieval is an energizing new addition to the adjacent fields of medieval and medievalism studies, and it will be fascinating to follow its development.”
Carol L. Robinson, Medievally Speaking, April 2012
“from disability studies to post-colonial, sexuality, and trauma theory, Postmedieval finds itself on the cutting (and sometimes bleeding) edge”
“The journal's editors, and Palgrave Macmillan, are to be lauded for choosing the best of multiple citation systems and for thinking carefully about how to present their material in such a strong visual fashion.”
Mariusz Beclawski, Parergon 28.1 (2011), 248-50
“an impressive publication, with its eye-catching and well-chosen graphical design”
“The volume smartly tackles the idea of interrelations between ‘human’ and ‘post-human’, an investigation that is propelled by elaborate juxtapositions of true values with modern technoloTwo column separator - Leftgical innovations.”
Thomas Ertl, The Medieval History Journal 14.1 (2011), 129-31
“posthumanism will undoubtedly continue to play a role in medieval studies, and the first issue of Postmedieval will become one of the reference points of the further discussions. Appetite for more is quickened and so we will anticipate the following issues with curiosity.”