Modern Language Review and Yearbook of English Studies: Editorial Papers

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers of the English Editor and Assistant Editor of the Modern Language Review and Yearbook of English Studies:

[1] Policy and subject files, 1974-87: Advisory panel membership; exchange journals; general correspondence; Modern Languages Association of America Abstracts; reprint permissions; and Yearbook publicity.

[2] Correspondence with the Modern Humanities Research Association, 1975-87: D.A. Wells (Hon. Secretary) and R.A. Wisbey (Hon. Treasurer).

[3-5] Correspondence with the printer, 1974-87; of the English Editor with other editors, 1974-88; and with reviewers, 1974-87.

[6] Articles accepted, 1974-87: files for each article, reports and suggested improvements; and correspondence with other editors, printing details, lists of contents and orders for offprints.

[7] Articles rejected or pending, 1976-86: letters offering articles, letters of rejection and occasional reports from specialist readers.

[8] Yearbook of English Studies, annual issues, 1974-89: editorial correspondence and files for articles.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Modern Language Review (founded 1905) has a General Editor and editors for various languages. T.J.B. Spencer and R. Smallwood were English Editor and Assistant Editor, 1973-75; Professor Claude J. Rawson and Jenny Mezciems, of Warwick University, were Editor and Assistant, 1975-87; and Professor Andrew Gurr was Editor, 1987-88. The Yearbook of English Studies was begun in 1971 as a supplement to the Modern Language Review, edited by the English Editor.

Access Information

Closed until 2006, except by permission of Professor Rawson.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Professor Claude J. Rawson, 1993.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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