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The Yearbook is partly intended to provide an additional outlet for articles dealing with the literature and language of English-speaking countries submitted to The Modern Language Review, including some of the more ambitious or more specialized papers.
Contributions on English subjects submitted to The Modern Language Review or the Yearbook (other than those for special numbers of the Yearbook) will continue to be considered for both publications interchangeably.
This lively collection deserves to be read not only by specialists but by students in need of an accessible introduction to the breadth of canonical Victorian literature.
Matthew Beaumont, review of Victorian Literature (YES 36:2) in TLS, 30 March 2007, p. 24.
Volume 44 (2014) entitled Caroline Literature is available online here.
Despatch of print copies begins 27 June 2014.
The Yearbook of English Studies for 2014 is devoted to Caroline literature, a period of English writing (1625–49) falling between the Jacobean period and the Interregnum. The volume, edited by Rory Loughnane, Andrew J. Power and Peter Sillitoe, includes fourteen invited essays from established and emerging scholars of the period, with each contributor discussing a particular aspect of Caroline literary activity. Despite the wealth of writing produced in this period, Caroline literature has not been as widely studied as the acknowledged ‘golden age’ that preceded it. Indeed, until recently, much critical emphasis had focused on how these writings pre-empt the ruptures of civil war to come. The present volume offers a timely corrective to such a narrow view of this exciting period of writing.
The complete run of YES (from 1971--) is now available at JSTOR to participating institutions.
Access online here.
Volume 45 (July 2015) will be on the topic of English literature and book history.
Volume 46 (July 2016) will be on the topic of Pre-Revolutionary literature of North America.
Volume 47 (July 2017) will be on the topic
of Sir Walter Scott.
A substantial proportion of each volume consists of specially commissioned articles on a broad topic or theme which varies from year to year, and of articles submitted to the Editors which happen to have a bearing on that particular issue's topic or theme.
No correspondence is published in the Yearbook, nor are advertisements carried.
The Yearbook is devoted to the language and literatures of the English-speaking world.
A sample article is available here. Originally published in YES 33 (2003), John Scahill's article 'Trilingualism in Early Middle English Miscellanies: Languages and Literature' identifies a non-pragmatic 'literary' tendency in early Middle English trilingual miscellanies whereby texts acquire additional significance through their relationship to other texts and to the miscellany as a whole.