Online ISSN 1756-1124

Print ISSN 0013-8215

English - the original journal of the English Association - has been published since 1936. From 2008 the journal is published for the Association by Oxford University Press. In 2009 the journal increased to 4 issues per year and subscription now includes access to the electronic archive back to 1996. Access to the electronic archive prior to 1996 is also available for purchase/subscription.

English provides a forum for people who think hard and passionately about literature and who want to communicate those thoughts to a wide audience. It includes scholarly essays and reviews on all periods of literary history alongside new work by contemporary poets.

The journal is edited by a team from Northumbria University.


Editorial Team


Professor David Walker and Dr Katherine Baxter

Poetry Editor

Dr Tony Williams

Book Reviews Editor

Dr Adam Hansen

Supporting Editor

Professor Emeritus Allan Ingram

Table of Contents Alerts

Keep up-to-date with what is being published in English - register to receive the Table of Contents free by e-mail or RSS feed each time an issue comes out. Or sign up for Cite Track and be alerted to articles matching your chosen criteria.

Just visit the OUP English Home Page and click on the links on the bottom right of the page.

English - Submission of Manuscripts

Instructions for Authors

For submissions please consult the journal’s webpage with Oxford University Press: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/english/for_authors/online_submission.html


2018 English Essay Competition

The English Association is delighted to announce the winners of the English Postgraduate Essay Prize:

Michael Allen's ‘An Embarrassing Profession: Geoffrey Hill’s Auden’

Samantha Purvis' ‘Happiness and Experimentalism: on H(A)PPY and The Lesser Bohemians’

This year, in  break with tradition, the judges wished to acknowledge both winners equally by awarding two first-place prizes. Both winners will receive a year's membership of the English Association with a subscription to English as well as an award of £250.

Find out how to enter the competition at https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/english-association/prizes/english-pg-essay-prize.Read more about English at https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/english-association/publications/english.

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