Magazine article European English Messenger

European Journal of English Studies

Magazine article European English Messenger

European Journal of English Studies

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Forthcoming issues

2012

16: Housing fictions: The House in Writing and Culture, 1950 to the Present, eds. Janet Larson, Francesca Saggini & Anna Enrichetta Soccio

16: Dislocations and Ecologies, eds. Alexa Weik & Christoph Irmscher

16: Gender Resistance, eds. Evgenia Sifaki & Angeliki Spiropoulou

2013

17: Myths of Europe: East of Venice, eds. Ljiljana Ina Gjurgjan & Aidan O'Malley

17: The Rhetoric of Science, eds. Maria Freddi, Barbara Korte & Josef Schmied

17: Visual Text, eds. Judy Kendall, Manuel Portela & Glyn White

Reflecting back on Volumes 15 and 16 and looking forward to Volume 17

EJES continues to engage with English Studies in Europe 'and beyond'. It has been the explicit aim of the (partially) new editorial team to expand the concerns of the study of English in Europe geographically as well as in disciplinary terms. Thus we were very happy to have seen the first issue of EJES to be ushered into print by a Romanian and Hungarian guest editor team: 15.3: The Esoteric in Post/Modernism, eds. Pia Brinzeu & Gyorgy E. Szonyi. The disciplinary expansion of English Studies was witnessed by issues that worked to reassess Medievalisms and to address the centrality of the study of material culture and spatiality: 15.2: Medievalism, eds. Andrew James Johnston & Ute Berns, and 15.1: Matter and Material Culture, eds. Maurizio Calbi & Marilena Parlati.

2011 was a year in which the concept and material conditions of the European project were severely challenged. Thus the general editors would like to express our solidarity with our Greek colleagues during this very difficult time. We were most pleased that despite the current hardships their country is undergoing the Greek guest editors Evgenia Sifaki and Angeliki Spiropoulou brought 16.3: Gender Resistance to a happy completion. The general editors were also pleased to see two other issues into print; one, that examines meanings of the house in Anglophone texts from postcolonial and gendered perspectives and, the other, on the ecologies of travel: 16.1 Housing Fictions: The House in Writing and Culture, 1950 to the Present, eds. Janet Larson, Francesca Saggini & Anna Enrichetta Soccio; and 16.2 Dislocations and Ecologies, eds. Alexa Weik & Christoph Irmscher.

The general editors note new emphases on post-colonial approaches, visuality, ecology, posthumanism and in continuing to test and query the nature and borders of Europe, as in the upcoming issues on "the East of Europe" and Scottish Renaissances. The new attention to multi-mediality and visuality in English Studies is also reflected in the increasing use of photographs and other visuals in recent EJES issues.

EJES continues to perform well with an enormous growth in online subscriptions for collections of titles and via EBSCO. Its circulation figures reflect the general move in the humanities towards the use of downloaded digital materials rather than, or in addition to, traditional print subscriptions. The transition to a new editorial team has been made successfully. …

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