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Professor William Baker
Professor Kenneth Womack

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The Year's Work in English Studies is the qualitative narrative bibliographical review of scholarly work on English language and literatures written in English. It is the largest and most comprehensive work of its kind and the oldest …

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Abbreviation Guide

The Year's Work in English Studies publishes a definitive list of abbreviations for Journals, Series and Reference Works each year. You can access this invaluable resource for free by> viewing the latest issue and selecting the 'Abbreviations' link from the table of contents.

No other publication makes such a resource freely available to scholars wanting a clear guide to the standard abbreviations for publications. 

Shakespeare at 400

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, we are pleased to offer free access to ten years' worth of Shakespeare reviews in the The Year's Work in English Studies. Over 700 books are reviewed as well as many influential and important articles.

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The Year's Work of Reading the Reviewer

by James Gifford

YWES contributor and chapter editor James Gifford has recently written a blog examining the role of the reviewer and the importance of book reviews generally.

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