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Special Issues


Forum for Modern Language Studies produces two General Issues plus two Special Issues per year. These Special Issues address topical themes and debates across the journal's portfolio of languages, literatures, and cultures.

Guest Editors for Special Issues are normally approached by the General Editors, but we are open to proposals from suitably qualified scholars wishing to propose future Special Issues. Potential Editors should contact:

Alex Davis
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9AL

Current Special Issue

Apr 2016: Co-Constructed Selves: Nineteenth-Century Collaborative Life Writing edited by Lynn M.Linder

Backlist of Special Issues: 1994 - 2015

Click on the title of the Special Issue to see the table of contents .

Oct 2015: Literary Anniversaries: The 15s edited by Robin Mackenzie

Apr 2015: Appropriation Of and In the Eighteenth Century edited by Tom Jones and Eli Løfaldli

Oct 2014: Wagner and Literature: New Directions edited by Michael Allis

Apr 2014: Literature and Gossip edited by Nicholas Martin

Oct 2013: Interrupted Itineraries: The Unexpected in European Travel Narratives edited by Michael Titlestad and D. J. Culpin

Apr 2013 Writing Childhood in Post-War Women’s Literature edited by Gill Rye

Apr 2012: Opera and the Novel edited by Emma Sutton and Michael Downes

Oct 2011: Contemporary Poetry from Europe and the Americas edited by Steven Winspur

Apr 2011: Representations of Age in European Literatures
edited by Joy Charnley

Oct 2010: Evaluating Dance: Discursive Parameters
edited by Dee Reynolds

Apr 2010: Shakespeare And ... edited by Philip Parry

Oct 2009: Perspectives on Africa edited by Toby Garfitt

Apr 2009: Global Francophone Africa edited by Dominic Thomas

Oct 2008: The Fantastic: An Enduring Literary Mode edited by Claire Whitehead

Apr 2008: Representations of the Past in European Memorials edited by Bill Niven

Oct 2007: Stagecraft and Witchcraft edited by Amy Wygant

Apr 2007: New Paradigms of Influence and Intertextuality edited by Susan Bassnett

Oct 2006: Conjectural Histories from the Renaissance to Romanticism edited by Tom Jones

Apr 2006: The Writer and Responsibility edited by Ian Maclachlan

Oct 2005: Autothanatographies edited by Susan Bainbrigge

Jul 2005: 40th Anniversary Issue

Apr 2005: Literary Reflections of Modern War edited by Nicholas Martin

Oct 2004: Caribbean Connections edited by Lorna Milne

Apr 2004: Rethinking The United States South edited by Jon Smith

Oct 2003: Aspects of Linguistic Change edited by R. Anthony Lodge

Apr 2003: Anglo-American and Irish Expatriate Communities in Italy edited by Alison Chapman and Jane Stabler

Oct 2002: Scottish Texts - European Contexts edited by Ian Johnson and Nicola Royan

Apr 2002: Italian Identities edited by Ronnie Ferguson

Oct 2001: Modern Languages in the US: Reception and Reappraisal edited by Philip Stewart

Apr 2001: Literature and Technology edited by Tim Armstrong

Oct 2000: Contacts and Affinities: Russian-Western Literary Relations in the Twentieth Century edited by Roger John Keys

Jul 2000: Assertive Hispanisms: Tensions and Affirmations in Cultural Identity edited by Gustavo San Román

Apr 2000: France-Romania: Twentieth-Century Cultural Exchanges edited by Gavin Bowd

Oct 1999: Medieval Translation edited by Clive R. Sneddon

Jul 1999: Women and the Performing Arts edited by Nichola Anne Haxell

Apr 1998: Language Teaching and Learning: Current Trends in Higher Education edited by Sabine Hotho

Jan 1997: Translation edited by Ian Higgins

Apr 1996: The International Avant-Garde 1905-1924 edited by Peter Read

Jan 1995: The Film as Text edited by Bernard P.E. Bentley

Oct 1994: Satire edited by Phillip Mallett

Placing Orders

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Further information on Special Issues

Pioneering a model that has now been adopted by a number of Humanities publications, FMLS first introduced themed issues in 1985, gradually including one or two per year until the current rhythm of two Special and two General issues per volume was established in 1997. The pattern has since become a distinctive feature of the journal. Each Special Issue is edited by a Guest Editor whose expertise in the chosen field of enquiry determines the overall shape and coherence of the volume.

Articles are commissioned, or selected from the disciplines covered by FMLS , and all work is peer-reviewed. In keeping with its ethos of openness to diversity, FMLS ensures that Special Issues now encompass an increasing variety of contemporary scholarly concerns, combining the latest critical innovations with reassessments of canonical texts and ideas. They regularly include minority or marginal material as well as unusual perspectives on traditional topics. Special Issues frequently complement and enhance the wide disciplinary and chronological scope of General Issues by examining subjects from broader cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives.

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