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

Connotations features articles, responses, and answers to responses, forming strings of peer-reviewed debates that provide an entirely new way of discussing literary texts. Related debates are linked in virtual special issues on topics of general interest such as “Sympathetic Parody,” “Textual Surprises,” and “Poetic Economy.”

Individual articles are published in Connotations continuously throughout the year by the Connotations Society. All contributions are also made freely available on this website. Connotations has no APC (article processing charge) for article submission. 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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