Studies in Philology

Edited by Reid Barbour, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Frequency: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall

Latest Issue: 121-2, Spring 2024

Size: 6” x 9”, approx. 190 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: Print 0039-3738; Digital 1543-0383


Studies in Philology has been a leader in literary scholarship since 1906. Through the whole of its history, the journal’s home has been the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As its principal mission, the journal considers for publication articles on British literature from the pre-Conquest period through Romanticism. But we also welcome contributions on continental European and Neo-Latin literature, especially articles that address interdisciplinary issues of interest to literary and intellectual historians.

Reid Barbour is the Roy C. Moose Distinguished Professor in Renaissance Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Reid Barbour

Editorial Board

David J. Baker
Alan C. Dessen
Mary Floyd-Wilson
Edward Donald Kennedy
Shayne Legassie
Megan Matchinske
Thomas Reinert
Joseph S. Wittig
Jessica Wolfe

Editorial Assistants

Erik Maloney and Everett Lang

Table of Contents

Volume 121, Number 2

Spring 2024

The Ruined Landscapes of Beowulf: Apocalypse and Hope

Line 1314a and the Pre-Christian Antecedents of Beowulf

Polydore Vergil as Arthurian Witness: On King Arthur and
Count Hoyer the Red in the Mansfeldische chronica (1572)
of Cyriakus Spangenber

Making Commotion: Riot and Protest in the Texts of 2 Henry VI

The Politics of Wedding Poetry under the Cromwellian Protectorate:
Sir William Davenant and “Hymen’s Policy”

Rasselas: The Enigma and the “Agile Music”

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Submissions: please email essays as Word docs to Authors should double-space their essays, number their pages, and remove their identity from the article itself. There is no word limit. Although Studies in Philology employs a modified version of the Chicago style of citation, there is no urgency to convert essays until they are accepted for publication.

The editor strives to secure helpful readings for authors within a period of two months or less. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the review process is not allowed to extend beyond three months. The editorial readers for Studies in Philology include, in addition to the Editorial Board, members of the graduate faculty of the departments of languages and literatures in the University of North Carolina. The editor works closely with these consultants to arrive at a fair and productive assessment of each essay, no matter whether we accept, reject, or ask for revision and resubmission. Although ‘revise and resubmit’ does not guarantee eventual acceptance, the editor does not invite resubmission as a gentle way to reject an article; he encourages resubmission only if the journal is genuinely interested in the work. The editor also attempts to give honest advice about how authors who are either rejected or invited to resubmit might best proceed.

We are keen to publish work by scholars at all stages of their careers.

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