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    ECF special issue published

    New ECF special issue: “Georgian Theatre in an Information Age: Media, Performance, Sociability.”

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Eighteenth-Century Fiction


A McMaster University journal

Eighteenth-Century Fiction (ECF) publishes academic research articles on literature and culture of the period 1660-1830.

  • This award-winning international quarterly reaches thousands of scholars every month on Project MUSE: they could be reading your work too.
  • See the ECF outreach by the numbers: ECF readership data.
  • ECF relies on an esteemed, international group of 18th-century scholars as the ECF editorial board.

Submit your essay

Send your manuscript (6,000 – 8,000 words) to the ECF editors for consideration:
Submissions LINK for ECF manuscripts

Please contact the ECF Editor Eugenia Zuroski or the managing editor Jacqueline Langille at email ecf@mcmaster.ca | telephone 905-525-9140, x. 27123 | fax 905-777-8316.

Vous pouvez lire ce texte en français: http://ecf.humanities.mcmaster.ca/accueil/


  • Latest issue

    Latest issue

    The latest issue is now out: ECF 30.1, Fall 2017 Project MUSE University of Toronto Press Articles The Maxims of Swift’s Psychological Fiction pp. 1-23 Kelly Swartz Serialized Identities and the Novelistic Character in Eliza Haywood’s Fantomina and Anti-Pamela pp. 25-44 Leslie Morrison Eros and Exchange Alley: Speculative Desire in Eliza Haywood’s Memoirs of a Certain...

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  • Utopia


    The ECF editors offer a new feature: Virtual issues of ECF articles on timely topics that are curated by international scholars. The first virtual issue is: UTOPIA, curated by and with an introduction by Jason H. Pearl, Florida International University: ecf.humanities.mcmaster.ca/utopia/. Read More about "Utopia"

  • Death/La Mort online now!

    Death/La Mort online now!

    Another issue added to the ECF journal archive: read the back issues for free right here on the ECF website. Volumes 1-20 articles are up now! And 21.1, special issue Death/La Mort is now available. Les archives de la revue ECF: des volumes 1-21, lire gratuitement ici sur le site web d’ECF. Les volumes 1-21 sont...

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