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Dr Katherine Baxter
Professor David Walker

Supporting Editor
Professor Allan Ingram

Poetry Editor
Dr Tony Williams

Book Reviews Editor
Dr Adam Hansen

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English is an internationally known journal of literary criticism, published on behalf of The English Association. Each issue contains essays on a wide range of authors and literary texts in English, aimed at readers within …

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Virtual Issue on the 18th Century

This Virtual Issue of English draws relevant articles from previous issues to coincide with the annual BSECS meeting in January 2017. It showcases some of the articles on the long eighteenth century that have appeared over a spread of thirty years, between 1980 and 2010. It is available to read free online until 31st March 2017.

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The view from here...

The editors of English are pleased to present 'The view from here', a new feature of the journal looking at global approaches to the discipline of English.

The first of these pieces has recently published and is available free online:

The view from here – from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim by Paul Goring

On the OUPblog

Why study English? Literature, politics, and the university, 1932-1965 by Alexander Hutton

In this blog post, based on an article appearing in English, Alexander Hutton looks at the role of four key critics in the politics of English as an academic discipline between the 1930s and 1960s.

Call for Papers

English welcome submissions to the next Special Issue on The Classroom of Literature.

See here for further information.

New Editorial Team

Dr Katherine Baxter


Katherine Isobel Baxter is Reader in English Literature at Northumbria University. Her research interests focus on colonial and postcolonial literature, law and literature, literary multilingualism and the works of Joseph Conrad.

Professor David Walker


David Walker is Professor of Seventeenth-Century English Literature at Northumbria University. His research interests include the literature and history of Early Modern English Puritanism and Nonconformity and republican writing.

Professor Emeritus Allan Ingram

Supporting Editor

Allan Ingram is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Northumbria. He has published widely on eighteenth-century topics, including work of James Boswell, on Swift and on Pope, and on aspects of insanity. He is currently working on representations of the medical profession in the long eighteenth century.

Dr Tony Williams

Poetry Editor

Tony Williams is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Northumbria University. His practice-led research in poetry, prose fiction and film has touched on landscape and identity, dog-walking, writing and everyday life, and contemporary engagements with medieval writing.

Dr Adam Hansen

Reviews Editor

Adam Hansen is currently Senior Lecturer in English at Northumbria University, having taught at several universities in the UK and beyond. His research and teaching focus on early modern literature and later appropriations of it.

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