The title indicates the open-ended nature of this series. lt includes books and monographs in all literatures and has as its primary focus the hermeneutic act. Topics are not restricted to critical theory, but can range from studies on a landmark poem or poetic cycle to broader essays on a literary generation or a genre, etc., provided they make clear the extent to which they insert themselves into the past or contemporary critical and self-critical discourse. Prospective authors are invited to send their proposal or an outline and text sample to the editor of the series prior to submitting a manuscript. The publisher requires a camera-ready copy of a minimum length of 200 pages and a maximum of 400 pages.