English Language Notes (ELN) is dedicated to interdisciplinary and collaborative work among literary scholarship and fields as disparate as theology, fine arts, history, geography, philosophy, and science. The journal provides a unique forum for cutting-edge debate and exchange among university-affiliated and independent scholars, artists of all kinds, and academic as well as cultural institutions.

ELN is delighted to announce that, as of the publication of our April 2018 issue, we are published by Duke University Press Journals. Our digital content is hosted by Duke UP digital journal platform and Project Muse. While our special issue format will continue, we are adding a new section, consistent in all of our issues called “Of Note,” that will highlight trends in criticism, scholarship, and provide reviews of notable new books. We appreciate your support of the journal as it continues to become a leader in critical exchange and debate.

Editor in Chief 

  • Nan Goodman

Managing Editor

  • Kaela Walker

Editorial Board

  • Jane Garrity
  • Jason Gladstone
  • David Glimp
  • Jillian Heydt-Stevenson
  • Janice Ho
  • Kelly Hurley
  • Ramesh Mallipeddi
  • Karim Mattar
  • Maria Windell

  • Elizabeth Abel, University of California, Berkeley
  • Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́, Ohio State University
  • Matthew Anderson, University of New England
  • Jan Baetens, University of Leuven (Belgium)
  • Sara Blair, University of Michigan
  • Rob Breton, Nipissing University (Canada)
  • Anna Brickhouse, University of Virginia
  • Steven Bruhm, University of Western Ontario (Canada)
  • Lennard Davis, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Madelyn Detloff, Miami University, Ohio
  • Wai Chee Dimock, Yale University
  • Laura Doan, University of Manchester (UK)
  • Dino Felluga, Purdue University
  • Cathrine Frank, University of New England
  • Esther Gabara, Duke University
  • Laura Green, Northeastern University
  • Jennifer Green-Lewis, George Washington University
  • Elena Gualtieri, University of Groningen (Netherlands)
  • Steffen Hantke, Sogang University (South Korea)
  • Richard Hornsey, University of the West of England, Bristol (UK)
  • Karen Jacobs,University of Colorado, Boulder
  • David Kurnick, Rutgers University
  • Doran Larson, Hamilton College
  • Tirza Latimer, California College of the Arts
  • Caroline Levine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Jill Matus, University of Toronto (Canada)
  • David McWhirter, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Richard Menke, University of Georgia
  • David Palumbo-Liu, Stanford University
  • Kent Puckett, University of California, Berkeley
  • Terry Rowden, City University of New York
  • Martha Rust, New York University
  • Shawn Smith, School of the Art Institute, Chicago
  • Brian Stefans, UCLA
  • Rebecca Totaro, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Martha Merrill Umphrey, Amherst College
  • Rebecca Walkowitz, Rutgers University
  • William West, Northwestern University
  • Mark Wollaeger, Vanderbilt University

A respected forum of criticism and scholarship in literary and cultural studies since 1962, the newly revamped English Language Notes – ELN – is dedicated to pushing the edge of scholarship in literature and related fields in new directions. Broadening its reach geographically and transhistorically, ELN fosters new lines of inquiry and generates new fields of concern. Each ELN issue advances topics of current scholarly interest, offering theoretical speculation and interdisciplinary recalibrations in the application of critical analysis. Offering semi-annual topically themed issues, ELN has recently added a new section called “Of Note.” This section features thought experiments on recently published articles in other scholarly journals, focusing on emergent concerns.  Combining theoretical rigor with innovative close readings ELN provides a wide-ranging print and digital forum for topical clusters, roundtable debates, shorter interventions, and traditional scholarly essays.

See a preview of forthcoming issues here.