Peer English 9

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Dr Ben Parsons, University of Leicester
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Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed, open-access online journal produced by members of the School of English. Issued once a year since 2006, its remit is to publish leading research from academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments. More information is available at the English Association website,

Published annually Peer English embraces not only the full range of subject coverage within the field of English Studies, but also the increasingly wide range of approaches and perspectives that can be brought to bear upon the discipline. We welcome, therefore, both traditional and modern approaches to the field, from close critical readings of literary texts, to interdisciplinary approaches or cross-subject analyses.

We invite academic papers (2000-5000 words), short articles on research-related issues (funding, careers, the 'publish-or-perish' culture), and reviews and review-essays of recent publications. Work may be submitted wither by email or in hard-copy by post. All typescript should be double-spaced, MLA referenced, and saved as a Word document. Hard copies must be accompanied by at least one copy of the text saved on to disk or CDR.

The deadline for submissions for 2013 is 31 August 2013. A style sheet for the journal is available by request.

Contributions and queries should be sent to:
Dr Ben Parsons,
Editor, Peer English,
School of English,
University of Leicester,