by J J Cohen
It's official: after twenty years, R. Allen Shoaf has retired as editor of Exemplaria. The journal was among the first high-profile venues for publishing theory-savvy medieval and early modern research. Honestly, I believe that Exemplaria is the major reason that medieval studies became so receptive to theory early on. The journal also paved the road along which book series like the New Middle Ages followed.
Recently the journal moved to Maney, which repackaged Exemplaria as a slimmed down and glossier periodical, rather like a science journal. Exemplaria is now published four times a year, which will no doubt alleviate its infamous backlog. With the new year comes the reign of its new editorial board: