MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities
An annual journal
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities is a fully peer-reviewed electronic open-access journal intended to allow researchers to present initial findings or hypotheses. As such it will be of particular interest to postgraduate researchers, though established scholars are also invited to submit papers.
Working for WPH. Each volume has two Editors, who are normally doctoral students, with overlapping two-year terms of office. There is therefore one vacancy each year for a new Editor. Any colleagues wishing to express an interest are warmly invited to contact the current Editors, either directly or via email@example.com.
Peer review declaration. Working Papers in the Humanities is a fully peer-reviewed journal. Articles are initially selected from an open Call for Papers and short-listed papers are sent for anonymous peer review by academics with expertise in the relevant area and based at different institutions from the authors. If peer review is positive, articles are then edited in two stages: the editors must be satisfied that issues raised in peer review have been addressed before an article is finally accepted.
Publisher's statement. Views expressed in the content of Working Papers in the Humanities are those of the respective authors and contributors and not of the journal editors or of the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA). MHRA makes no representation, express or implied, in respect of the accuracy of the material in this journal and cannot accept any any legal responsibility or liability for views expressed or for any errors or omissions that may be made.
Submissions. Each annual volume is themed, and colleagues are invited to respond to the annual call for papers. All articles should be written in clear English and conform to MHRA Style.
Books for review. WPH does not carry reviews.
Publication Ethics. If you have any concerns relating to publication ethics, please email the journal via firstname.lastname@example.org.
History. WPH opened in 2006, and began its practice of leapfrogging editors with volume 3 (2009). Several have gone on to be authors of our books, among them Louise Crowther, Jessica Goodman, John McKeane, and Joanna Neilly.
Copyright forms. If your article or review is accepted by this journal, then you will be asked to sign this copyright form (follow the link to read it in PDF form). The reasons we ask you to assign copyright to MHRA are as follows:
Open access. MHRA supports Open Access under the Green Route, with an embargo of 12 months. Under this model, if your Contribution is accepted for publication you may make a ‘closed’ deposit of your accepted manuscript in your academic institution’s digital repository upon acceptance. Full open access to the accepted manuscript is then permitted 12 months after publication.
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Edited by Emily Di Dodo and Rachel Hayes
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 18•1 December 2023
Edited by Alma Prelec and Emily Di Dodo
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 17•30 December 2022
Edited by Hayley O'Kell and Alma Prelec
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 16•22 February 2022
Edited by Hannah McIntyre and Hayley O'Kell
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 15•27 January 2021
|14||Reframing Exoticism in European Literature|
Edited by Claudia Dellacasa and Hannah McIntyre
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 14•9 December 2019
|13||The Sacred in the Secular in European Literature|
Edited by Daisy Gudmunsen and Claudia Dellacasa
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 13•20 December 2018
Edited by Eleanor Dobson and Daisy Gudmunsen
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 12•4 March 2018
Edited by Lucy Russell and Eleanor Dobson
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 11•15 February 2017
|10||Critiquing Criticism: From the Ancient to the Digital|
Edited by Sophie Corser and Lucy Russell
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 10•2 February 2016
|9||Literature and Art: Conversations and Collaborations|
Edited by Elizabeth Benjamin and Sophie Corser
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 9•6 January 2015
|8||Fame and Glory: The Classic, the Canon and the Literary Pantheon|
Edited by Jessica Goodman and Elizabeth Benjamin
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 8•23 December 2013
|7||Science and Literature: The Great Divide?|
Edited by Alex Stuart and Jessica Goodman
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 7•25 January 2013
Edited by Joanna Neilly and Alex Stuart
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 6•13 February 2012
Edited by John McKeane and Joanna Neilly
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 5•5 February 2011
Edited by Jessica Gildersleeve and John McKeane
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 4•9 November 2009
|3||Translation, Adaptation, and Transformation|
Edited by Jennifer Shepherd and Jessica Gildersleeve
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 3•3 January 2009
|2||Working Papers in the Humanities 2|
Edited by Louise Crowther, Astrid Ensslin and Jennifer Shepherd
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 2•23 November 2007
|1||Working Papers in the Humanities 1|
Edited by Astrid Ensslin and Jennifer Shepherd
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities 1•7 November 2006