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    Links to important websites and other resources for 18th-century studies.

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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 manuscripts of 6,000 to 8,000 words for consideration:
Submissions LINK for ECF manuscripts

Contacts: ECF Editor Eugenia Zuroski, Managing Editor Jacqueline Langille, ecf@mcmaster.ca, 1-905-525-9140, x.27123.

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

The ECF Syllabus Treasury:  http://ecf.humanities.mcmaster.ca/syllabus/


  • ECF wins CELJ Voyager Award

    ECF wins CELJ Voyager Award

    The Council of Editors of Learned Journals http://www.celj.org  (CELJ) has awarded Eighteenth-Century Fiction the CELJ 2017 Voyager Award for excellence in any journal covering the period 1500–1800! ecf.humanities.mcmaster.ca ECF Editor Eugenia Zuroski, McMaster University: “The CELJ judges were especially impressed by special issue Mediating Richardson, guest editors Sören Hammerschmidt and Louise Curran. Read “Mediating Richardson” on Project...

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  • Submission time line

    Submission time line

    The ECF Editors ask authors to allow four months from the date of submission to get through the peer review process. The ECF Editors do not send every manuscript to external peer reviewers; for some submissions, the editors provide in-house peer review. For 2017, the average response time has been about two months from the...

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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"

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