Postgraduate English: A Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English

Postgraduate English is a professionally reviewed journal for postgraduate students of English. We have been publishing high quality postgraduate research biannually since the year 2000, making us one of the longest-running continuous publications in this field. We have an established record of publishing international research and continue to welcome submissions from authors outside the UK.

We publish full-length scholarly articles on all areas of English literature and related disciplines, as well as book reviews. All submissions are peer-reviewed by our editorial board of established academics, or referred on to suitably qualified alternative subject experts. Articles submitted for publication often present groundbreaking research in their own right. However, to pass peer review, they are at the very least expected to be of the calibre that might form part of a successful PhD thesis. Research which does not meet this basic standard will be rejected.

Access to our journal is provided by Open Journal Systems, so all submissions are indexed and locatable through scholarly and library search engines, free of charge. Open access means your article can be located, read, and cited by a larger audience, making Postgraduate English an excellent place to get your research noticed. The journal typically receives around 20,000 article downloads per year. In recent years, a number of papers have been requested for reprint by academic publishers such as Edinburgh University Press and Layman Poupard.

Alongside the journal we host a variety of resources related to postgraduate teaching and academic careers. Postgraduates interested in using these can find them in the Forum section on a related website. Resources include interviews with academics (in which recently appointed academics discuss how they made the transition from Postgraduate to paid academic), teaching tips, and anecdotes. We are also happy to publish details of conferences or colloquia aimed at postgraduates on request.

Postgraduate English is funded by Durham University’s Department of English Studies and edited by a rotating team of postgraduate students under an academic advisory editor.

No 38 (2019): Spring

One of the articles in this issue—‘"Now Flying Over the Hell-Mouth": The Gap Between St Guðlac and Nordic Volcano Imagery’ by Michael Baker—has resulted from the journal’s collaboration with the seventh annual Norse in the North conference, held on 9 June 2018 at Durham University, and hosted by the Lindisfarne Centre at St Aidan’s College. The conference was organised around the theme of “Emotions and Mindsets in Old Norse Literature and Society” by Katie Harling-Lee (née Harling-Challis) and Dr. Alexander Wilson, and was funded by a grant from Durham University’s Department of English Studies in conjunction with Postgraduate English. Additional funding was provided by St Aidan’s College and by Durham’s Centre for Academic, Researcher and Organisation Development (now the Durham Centre for Academic Development).

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The Author(s) of the Book of Jeremiah PDF
Francesco Arena
‘Now Flying over the Hell-mouth’: The Gap Between St Guðlac and Nordic Volcano Imagery PDF
Michael Baker
Reading 'The Excursion' with Deleuze and Guattari: ‘The Recluse’ as a ‘Conceptual Persona’ PDF
Pauline Hortolland


Review: Christine Mangan, 'Tangerine' (New York: Ecco, 2018). ISBN 9781408709993. PDF
Roula-Maria Dib



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