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    Material Fictions

    ECF special issue published. The two-part special issue features 15 articles by international scholars: “Material Fictions.” Editors: Eugenia Zuroski, McMaster Univ., and Michael Yonan, Univ. of Missouri. Read this special issue, part 1 (31.1), on ECF on Project MUSE. Part 2 is now out! Read Part 2 of Material Fictions on Project MUSE.  Or subscribe and read this…

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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. Contact:

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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,, 1-905-525-9140, x.27123.

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  • ECF relies on an esteemed, international group of 18th-century scholars as the ECF editorial board: Editor Eugenia Zuroski, McMaster University (contact: Associate Editors: Peter Walmsley, McMaster University; James Fowler, University of Kent; Joël Castonguay-Bélanger, UBC; Catriona Seth, University of Oxford. Book Review Editors: April London, Ottawa University; Julie Murray, Carleton University; Isabelle Tremblay, Collège militaire royal du Canada. ECF Editorial Board: Nicole Aljoe, Northeastern University; Katherine Binhammer, University of Alberta; Alison Conway, UBC Okanagan; Evan Gottlieb, Oregon State University; Corrinne Harol, University of Alberta; Jeffrey Hopes, Université d’Orléans; Jayne Lewis, University of California, Irvine; David McCallam, University of Sheffield; Mark McDayter, Western University; Daniel O’Quinn, University of Guelph; Cynthia Richards, Wittenberg University; Laura J. Rosenthal, University of Maryland; Jennifer Tsien, University of Virginia; Michael Yonan, University of Missouri.
  • ECF, a not-for-profit publication, is produced with the support of The Department of English and Cultural Studies and the Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University.
  • ECF holds memberships in the Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ, via University of Toronto Press) and the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ).
  • The ECF editors permit authors to deposit in their home institutional repository: please see the ECF policy.

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  • Summer issue 2019

    Summer issue 2019

    Eighteenth-Century Fiction Summer 2019, 31.4, is now available to read online at Project MUSE:  ECF publishes articles in both English and French on all aspects of imaginative prose in the period 1700–1800. PUBLISHED BY University of Toronto Press Read More about "Summer issue 2019"

  • Extended deadline! Call for submissions

    Extended deadline! Call for submissions

    Deadline extension! Call for submissions: “The Indigenous Eighteenth Century.” ECF special issue editor Dr. Robbie Richardson, University of Kent, invites manuscripts that consider the roles and representations of Indigenous peoples from the Americas, Australia, and New Zealand during the long eighteenth century. In what ways did Indigenous peoples shape European literature and knowledge? How can...

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  • New book reviews: read online

    New book reviews: read online

    Read the next issue’s book reviews for free on the journal website / Lire les critiques littéraires du prochain numéro gratuitement sur le site internet de la revue. Eighteenth-Century Fiction publishes reviews of relevant, recent scholarly books in each regular issue of the journal. Vol. 31, no. 4, Summer 2019 Click here for a pdf...

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  • Virtual Issues of ECF

    Virtual Issues of ECF

    The ECF editors offer a new feature: Virtual issues of ECF articles on timely topics that are curated by international scholars. Read the newest virtual issue: WOMEN’S SEXUALITY, curated and with an introduction by Caroline Gonda, University of Cambridge: Other virtual issues: Utopia, curated by and with an introduction by Jason H. Pearl, Florida International...

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