Yearbook of English Studies
An annual journal
The Yearbook of English Studies is devoted to the language and literatures of the English-speaking world. Originally a miscellaneous supplement to the Modern Language Review, it is now an annual volume of specially commissioned articles on a broad topic or theme. The general editor is Professor Andrew Hiscock.
Submissions. The majority of articles in YES are commissioned directly by the guest editors of each themed issue. Miscellaneous articles in English studies are therefore best submitted to the Modern Language Review.
Books for review. The Yearbook does not now publish reviews. Reviews of titles in English studies are instead carried by the Modern Language Review.
Sample. Originally published in Yearbook of English Studies 33 (2003), John Scahill's article 'Trilingualism in Early Middle English Miscellanies: Languages and Literature' (click on the title to read the PDF) 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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History. The Yearbook began in 1971 as a substantial supplement to Modern Language Review, under the editorship of MLR's then English editor T. J. B. Spencer, based at the Shakespeare Institute of the University of Birmingham. From 1976 to 1983 YES was edited by G. K. Hunter and C. J. Rawson, making the change from general to thened issues with volume 8 ('American Literature'). C. J. Rawson and then J. R. Watson were succeeded by the first YES editor to sign himself with a forename, Andrew Gurr, in 1990. Nicola Bradbury (vol. 30-31), John Batchelor (32-39) and now Andrew Hiscock (40-) then presided as general editors, but with guest editors credited on each number.
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Yearbook of English Studies 37.1•1 January 2007
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Yearbook of English Studies 36.2•1 January 2006
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|Irish Writing since 1950
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Yearbook of English Studies 35•1 January 2005
|Nineteenth-Century Travel Writing
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