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Connotations wants to encourage scholarly communication in the field of English Literature (from the Middle English period to the present). It is an international, refereed journal which focuses on the semantic and stylistic energy of the language of literature in a historical perspective and aims to represent different approaches.

Each issue consists of articles and a forum for discussion. The forum presents, for instance, research in progress, critical hypotheses, responses to articles (published in Connotations or elsewhere) as well as to recent books.

Contributions will be published within six months after submission so that discussion can begin without delay.

Connotations is published twice a year by the Connotations Society and by Waxmann Verlag Münster / New York. All contributions are also made freely available one this website. Contributions should be forwarded to the Editors by e-mail.

Connotations is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. Contributions are indexed, for example, in the MLA Bibliography, the World Shakespeare Bibliography and the IBZ/IBR.

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Latest Additions

05.08.2014

Connotations 23.2 is online

24.02.2014

The Call for Papers for the 13th International Connotations Symposium 2015 is online. This time it is under the heading "Poetic Justice: Legal, Ethical, and Aesthetic Judgments in Literary Texts". Details are here.

15.01.2014

Connotations 23.1 is online

27.08.2013

An article about Connotations by Matthias Bauer and Angelika Zirker has just come out: Scholarly Communication & Open Access: "Connotations—A Journal for Critical Debate", in: Appositions 6.

23.07.2013

Connotations 22.2 is online