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The Yearbook of English Studies

 Available through JSTOR Current Scholarship Program from January 2012.

The Yearbook of English Studies is an annual publication which consists of specially commissioned articles on a broad topic or theme which will vary from year to year. Each year, guest editor(s) commission articles for forthcoming issues on literatures in English. The series editor for the Yearbook of English Studies is Professor Andrew Hiscock and any enquiries relating to this publication should be sent to him by email at the following address: mhraassistant@bangor.ac.uk


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.



Latest Volume

  Volume 44 (2014) entitled Caroline Literature is available online here.

Despatch of print copies begins 27 June 2014.


YES44 cover
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.


Online Archive

The complete run of YES (from 1971--) is now available at JSTOR to participating institutions.
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Forthcoming Volumes


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.

Sample Article

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.


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