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Studies in Philology

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

Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 117, 2020

Size: 6” x 9”, approx. 128 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 0039-3738


Studies in Philology considers for publication articles on British literature through Romanticism and articles on relations between British literature and works in the classical, Romance, and Germanic languages. The journal rarely publishes essays focused exclusively on literature other than British. 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. For submission guidelines please see contact below.

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

Associate Editor

Megan Matchinske

Editorial Board

David J. Baker
Alan C. Dessen
Mary Floyd-Wilson
Edward Donald Kennedy
Shayne Legassie
Patrick O’Neill
Thomas Reinert
Joseph S. Wittig
Jessica Wolfe

Editorial Intern

Erik Maloney

Table of Contents

Volume 117, Number 2

Spring 2020

The End of the Line? Alliterative Meter, Macaronic Style, and Piers Plowman

“We shul first feyne us cristendom to take”: Conversion and Deceit in Chaucer’s Man of Law’s Tale

Utopian Literality: Thomas More and the Faith of Catholic Reading

“Ne spared they to strip her naked all”: Reading, Rape, and Reformation in Spenser’s Faerie Queene

Pricked Hearts and Penitent Tears: Embodying Protestant Repentance in Robert Southwell’s Saint Peter’s Complaint (1595)

Use Your Allusion: Echoes of Shakespeare, Spenser, Drayton, and Kyd in an Early Jacobean Poem

Compassionate Petrarchanism: The Stabat Mater Dolorosa Tradition in Aemilia Lanyer’s Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum

A Newly Discovered Female Neo-Latin Poet: An Analysis, Edition, and Translation of Agatha Wiseman’s Prosa on Benet of Canfield

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Submissions: Authors should double-space their essays, number their pages, and remove their identity from the submission. 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. Please email essays as Word docs to:

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