Critical Literary Studies (formerly known as Contemporary Literary and Cultural Studies) is a peer-reviewed biannual journal run by the Department of English Language and Literature of  the University of Kurdistan in Sanandaj, Iran. CLS received its license from the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance on 5/6/1397 (28 August, 2018) with the license Number 79848. 

CLS is supported by an expert Editorial Board. The academic editors in the CLS journal take an objective and constructive approach to the process of peer reviewing, ensuring each manuscript is evaluated on its own scholarly merits and research integrity. 

CLS presents collections that publish the latest studies on key topics and discussion within the academic community in terms of research projects and conferences. Publishing with us means you will receive fast and reliable publishing and a global platform for your research to reach its full potential.  

“This journal is following of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws”.

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Publisher: University of Kurdistan, Iran, Sanandaj

Format: Print & Online 

ISSN: 2676-699X (Print); 2716-9928 (Electronic)

Language: English (Persian Abstracts)

Member of: Creative Commons, Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) 

Impact Factor: Under Evaluation

Frequency: Biannual 

Publication Dates: March, September 

Scope: English Literature, Literary Criticism, Cultural Theory, Comparative Literature 

Article Processing Charges: No 

Type of Journal: Academic and Scholarly Journal 

Open Access: Yes 

Indexed & Abstracted: Yes 

Policy: Peer-reviewed 

Review TimeTwelve Weeks  

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Current Issue: Volume 2, No. 1, Autumn and Winter (2019-2020) - Serial Number 3, March 2020, Pages 1-247 

2. Editorial Note

Pages 1-3

Bakhtiar Sadjadi

15. Revisiting Modernism: A Review of Modernism by Peter Childs

Pages 229-234

Ali Hassanpour Darbandi; Zohreh Ramin