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Highlighted Language and Literature Journals
The journals featured below represent a small sampling of the many periodicals in our collection that support English language and literature courses. These journal titles are especially significant and reflect academic inquiry across multiple subfields in English literature. For each journal title listed below, detailed holdings information for full-text online access is available. Click on the link to see our holdings.
For a complete listing of journals in English language and literature in our collection, please consult the the Library's Journal List.
Publishes studies of language, sources, social and political contexts, aesthetics, and associated meanings of Chaucer's poetry, as well as articles on medieval literature, philosophy, theology, and mythography relevant to study of the poet and his contemporaries, predecessors, and audiences. It acts as a forum for the presentation and discussion of research and concepts about Chaucer and the literature of the Middle Ages.
Scholarly essays on contemporary writing in English, interviews with established and emerging authors, and reviews of recent critical books in the field. The journal welcomes articles on multiple genres, including poetry, the novel, drama, creative nonfiction, new media and digital literature, and graphic narrative. - See more at: http://uwpress.wisc.edu/journals/journals/cl.html#sthash.Wcw3vSHB.dpuf
Pprovides a forum for current scholarship on literature, media, music and visual culture. A place for rigorous theoretical and critical debate as well as formal and methodological self-reflexivity and experimentation, Criticism aims to present contemporary thought at its most vital.
The Eighteenth Century
Fosters theoretical and interpretive research on all aspects of Western culture, 1660-1800. The editors take special interest in essays that apply innovative contemporary methodologies to the study of eighteenth-century literature, history, science, fine arts, and popular culture.
Journal of Modern Literature
Widely recognized as the journal of record for modern literature. More than 20 years after its founding, it remains the most important scholarly journal in its field. In recent years, its coverage has expanded to include contemporary writing as well as literature other than English and American, and it now addresses all literature written in the 20th century.
The major journal for publication of new research in its field, Nineteenth-Century Literature features articles that span across disciplines and explore themes in gender, history, military studies, psychology, cultural studies, and urbanism. The journal also reviews annually over 70 volumes of scholarship, criticism, comparative studies, and new editions of nineteenth-century English and American literature.
The oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world.
The leading American journal of Renaissance studies, encouraging connections between different scholarly approaches to bring together material spanning the period from 1300 to 1650 in Western history.
A refereed journal committed to publishing essays in the vanguard of Shakespeare studies, notes that bring to light new information on Shakespeare and his age, debates on the latest research, reviews of significant Shakespeare performance, and book reviews to keep readers current with Shakespeare criticism and scholarship.
Studies in Romanticism
Founded in 1961, when it was still possible to wonder whether “romanticism” was a term worth theorizing . It seemed that it was, and, ever since, SiR (as it is known to abbreviation) has flourished under a fine succession of editors.The journal has published thematically-controlled “special issues,” as well as miscellanies, and many of these issues have been especially fortunate in including cutting-edge work by young scholars.
Texas Studies in Literature and Language
An established journal of literary criticism publishing substantial essays reflecting a variety of critical approaches and covering all periods of literary history.
Publishes articles from a broad range of theoretical/critical angles, including but not confined to new historicism, feminism, and social/cultural issues. The journal has expanded its purview from the major figures of Victorian England (Tennyson, Browning, the Rossettis, etc.) to a wider compass of poets of all classes and gender indentifications in nineteenth-century Britain and the Commonwealth.
Publishing essays on topics from literature, social and political history, fine arts, science, philosophy, economics, and law, Victorian Studies is the journal of the North American Victorian Studies Association and publishes a special issue annually devoted to the Association conference.
In a land of quick fixes and short view and in a time of increasingly commercial publishing, the journal has an authority that derives from its commitment to bold established writers and promising newcomers, to both challenging literary work and a range of essays and reviews that can explore the connections between academic disciplines and the broader movements in American society, thought, and culture.
Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory
Provides a narrative bibliography of published work, recording significant debates and issues of interest across a broad range of research in the humanities and social sciences.
Year's Work in English Studies
The qualitative narrative bibliographical review of scholarly work on English language and literatures written in English. It is the largest and most comprehensive work of its kind and the oldest evaluative work of literary criticism.
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