A New Home for EMLS

It is with considerable pleasure that we are able to announce EMLS' new home, at the University of Alberta's Department of English. Publication from the University of Alberta begins with the September 1997 issue (3.2).

The EMLS editorial group wishes to express its gratitude to Alberta's Department of English, and its Faculty of Arts, for their generous promise of support for EMLS, and also to our past sponsors at the University of British Columbia, where EMLS was founded in 1994: the Department of English, the Faculty of Arts (including the Arts Computing Centre), and the University Library.

While distributed from a new location, our Persistent Universal Resource Locator (PURL) will remain the same, at <http://purl.oclc.org/emls/emlshome.html>; our new contact and mailing addresses are listed in the document below.


Submission Information

EMLS invites contributions of critical essays on literary topics and of interdisciplinary studies which centre on literature and literary culture in English during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Contributions, including critical essays and studies (which must be accompanied by a 250 word abstract), bibliographies, notices, letters, and other materials, may be submitted to the Editor by electronic mail at EMLS@UAlberta.ca or by regular mail to Early Modern Literary Studies, Department of English, 3-5 Humanities Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2E5.

Electronic mail submissions are accepted in ASCII format. Regular mail submissions of material on-disk are accepted in ASCII, Wordperfect, or Microsoft Word format; hard-copy submissions must be accompanied by electronic copies, either on-disk or via electronic mail, and will not be returned. All submissions must follow the current MLA Handbook, in addition to the following conventions used by Early Modern Literary Studies for ASCII text: <b>bold text</b> is indicated by tags which surround the text that is to appear in bold, likewise with <i>italicized text</i>, <u>underlined text</u>, and <sup>superscript</sup>; superscript is used for note numbers in the text, and notes themselves appear at the end of the document. A document outlining the representation of non-ASCII characters is available on-site or by request.

Reviews and materials for review may be sent to Lisa Hopkins, the Associate Editor (Reviews), at L.M.Hopkins@shu.ac.uk or by regular mail to the School of Cultural Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, Collegiate Crescent Campus, Sheffield, UK, S10 2BP. Please note that all unsolicited materials sent to EMLS for the purposes of review must be plainly marked with the word "Donation" on the front of the mailing cover.

Brief hard-copy correspondence may also be sent by fax to (403) 492-8142.

General Information

EMLS (ISSN 1201-2459) is published three times a year for the on-line academic community by agreement with, and with the support of, the University of Alberta's Department of English. EMLS is indexed by the MLA International Bibliography, the Modern Humanities Research Association's Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL), Web-Cite, the Lycos and InfoSeek indexing services and others, as well as being linked to resource pages of scholarly journals, libraries, educational institutions, and others worldwide.

EMLS does not appear in print form, but can be obtained free of charge in hypertextual format on the World Wide Web at


The EMLS site is mirrored at Oxford University. EMLS is a participant in the National Library of Canada's Electronic Publications Pilot Project, where it is also archived; it is also archived by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Electronic Journals Collection.

Contact Points

1997-, R.G. Siemens (Editor, EMLS).