Journal of Literary Onomastics

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Stefan Jurasinski, English, SUNY Brockport
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The Journal of Literary Onomastics, to be published annually by the State University of New York at Brockport, is the only scholarly periodical concerned with the linguistic and philological aspects of proper names in dramatic, narrative and verse texts. The journal is currently seeking submissions for its inaugural issue, to be published in the spring of 2011. In order to be considered for publication, all submissions must at a minimum demonstrate that they are substantially informed by current scholarly literature on onomastics and mindful of its characteristic methods. Given the expertise of the editor and editorial advisory board, studies dealing with literatures in Old, Middle and Modern English as well as other West European languages will be particularly welcome, though occasional issues under guest editorship dealing with other literary traditions may appear as well. All submissions must be in English and citations must conform to the most recent edition of the MLA Handbook. The journal will publish both article-length submissions and notes; reviews will be commissioned.

Submitted articles should be sent to the editor's email address ( as attached files in MS Word; these should not contain any references that reveal the identity of the author. After an initial evaluation by the editor, all submissions will be reviewed by one or more anonymous referees for a period not to exceed 3-4 months.

Stefan Jurasinski, State University of New York, Brockport
Michael Adams, Indiana University, Bloomington
Andrew Breeze, University of Navarre
Richard Coates, University of the West of England
R. D. Fulk, Indiana University, Bloomington
Carole Hough, University of Glasgow
John Insley, University of Heidelberg
Wilhelm Nicolaisen, University of Aberdeen