Modern Language Review is the flagship journal of the Association, and is available to all individual members as part of their subscription.
MLR is one of the oldest journals in its field, maintaining an unbroken publication record since its foundation in 1905, and publishing more than
3,000 articles and 20,000 book reviews. The General Editor is Derek Connon.
Each volume consists of four issues, published in January, April, July, and October of each year. Its 1000+ annual pages are divided roughly equally between articles, predominantly on medieval and modern literature in the languages of Europe, and over 500 reviews of books in these areas. All contributions are in English. Articles are chosen not only for their scholarly worth and originality but also, as far as possible, for their potential interest to a wider readership in other disciplines. No correspondence is published, nor are advertisements carried.
Contributions on English subjects submitted to Modern Language Review or the Yearbook of English Studies (other than those for special numbers of the Yearbook) will be considered for both publications interchangeably.
Articles and books for review should be sent to the Editor concerned:
General and Comparative. Professor Derek Connon, Department of French, Swansea University, Swansea, SA2 8PP (email@example.com).
English and American. Professor Andrew Hiscock, School of English, Bangor University, Bangor, LL57 2DG (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hispanic. Dr Duncan Wheeler, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT (email@example.com).
German, Dutch, and Scandinavian. Professor Mary Cosgrove, Department of Germanic Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Slavonic and Eastern European. Dr Katharine Hodgson, School of Modern Languages, Queen’s Building, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QH (email@example.com).
Books for review.
Each issue of Modern Language Review carries a substantial reviews section.
Publishers wishing to submit books for review should send them to the relevant editor
(see the table of addresses above).
The Assistant Editor, Dr John Waś, manages the production of MLR.
History.MLR began in October 1905 under the General Editorship of John G. Robertson, and
was initially published by Cambridge University Press. The MHRA, founded in the
final months of the First World War, took on the journal's editing from volume 17 (1922)
and became the publisher of record from volume 60 (1965). For a fuller account, see
Malcolm Cook's introduction to the centenary supplement One
Hundred Years of MLR.
MHRA is a partner in the Current Scholarship Program of JSTOR, which manages our institutional subscriptions. Modern Language Review is available as an e-journal, a print journal or both. Discounts are available for Permanent Institutional Members of the MHRA, in recognition of financial support made by these institutions in past years: PIMs need pay no further membership fees to obtain these rates.
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Finally, libraries may also receive access to Modern Language Review by
subscribing to the MHRA Complete JSTOR Collection, at a 12% discount. For
access to all of these arrangements, please follow this link to JSTOR.
Individual subscriptions are available only to members of the Association,
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JSTOR Current Scholarship library, including MLR, for £35/$55.
(Membership is easy to arrange by following this link and the annual fee is only £12.50/$20.)
Students registered for a higher degree can obtain entirely free
electronic access for up to three years by becoming Postgraduate Associates (free of charge).
General Editor: Professor Derek Connon
English Editor: Professor Andrew Hiscock
English Assistant Editor: Dr Samuel Rogers
Italian Editor: Professor Guido Bonsaver
Germanic Editor: Professor Mary Cosgrave
French Editor: Dr Alison Williams
Hispanic Editor: Dr Duncan Wheeler
Slavonic Editor: Dr Katharine Hodgson
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