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Eighteenth-Century Fiction (ECF) publishes scholarly articles on literature and culture of the period 1660-1830, which is also known as “the long eighteenth century.” Dr. Eugenia Zuroski, McMaster University, is the ECF Editor.

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Free-to-read archive online

Vols. 1-21 are now online. Copyright ECF, McMaster University.

Virtual issues curated by international scholars

  • UTOPIA, curated and with an introduction by Jason H. Pearl, Florida International University.
  • AMERICA, curated and with an introduction by Paul Downes, University of Toronto.
  • ROMANCIERES des LUMIERES, curated and with an introduction by Isabelle Tremblay, RMC.
  • PROPAGANDA, curated and with an introduction by Rachel K. Carnell, Cleveland State University.
  • PRIVACY, curated and with an introduction by Julia Fawcett, University of California Berkeley.
  • WOMEN’S SEXUALITY, curated and with an introduction by Caroline Gonda, University of Cambridge.

2018 ASECS meeting: roundtable “ASECS and V21”

Session 112 (March  2018), roundtable: “ASECS and V21,” links to papers here:

Introduction, by Katarzyna Bartoszynska and Eugenia Zuroski

Stephanie Insley Hershinow

Travis Chi Wing Lau

Jonathan Kramnick

Laura E. Martin

Reflection on the conversation by the co-chairs Katarzyna Bartoszynska and Eugenia Zuroski

Contact Jacqueline Langille, Managing Editor

Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Chester New Hall 421
McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W.
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4L9
Tel: 905-525-9140 x 27123 | Fax: 905-777-8316

ECF protocol with regards to publishing ECF journal articles online:

In order to ensure that authors can publish in ECF and still comply with their funders’ open-access requirements, the ECF editors have implemented the following policy.
An author may upload the accepted Eighteenth-Century Fiction article or essay document file to his or her own institutional online repository. The ECF editors ask that the date and place of publication of the finalized article be noted and that a link to the ECF website be included with the file that is uploaded to an institutional or disciplinary (subject) repository.
The ECF editors ask that authors wait until after the date of publication of their articles in the journal Eighteenth-Century Fiction to post their accepted manuscripts to any institutional open-access repositories. The ECF editors understand that in the UK, REF has other requirements.

ECF authors are requested to sign a contract with Eighteenth-Century Fiction/McMaster University that states: Eighteenth-Century Fiction (ECF), McMaster University, obtains and owns the copyright on the contents of its journal. To clarify the rights of authors and ECF, and thus insure the protection of both, ECF requires that an author formally assign all rights to ECF before an article is published. Section 6 of the contract includes the right of the author to republish in certain forms: “We will accede to any request by the Author(s) to use part or all of their article in an article or in a book published under either the Author(s)’s exclusive authorship or editorship, provided that acknowledgment of its first appearance is made in a manner approved by ECF, and in such cases no fee for reprinting shall be payable to us.” For the complete text of a standard ECF article contract, please contact

NOTE to all ECF authors and book reviewers:
Please remember that is not an institutional repository; we ask that you use only a link to ECF on Project MUSE and the abstract of your own ECF article for notices on about your recently published work. We thank you for your attention to this important matter.
Rappel: n’est pas un recueil institutionnel et n’offre pas d’accès libre. Veuillez ne pas télécharger votre article ECF sur ce site. Veuillez uniquement télécharger le lien vers ECF sur Project MUSE afin d’encourager vos lecteurs à trouver votre article. De plus, vous pouvez télécharger le résumé de votre article ECF pour les avis sur concernant les publications de votre copie.

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